Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill – Part II
September 9, 2021
This article is the second of a two-part blog on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. This second article covers the agreement’s details.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill will make a significant long-term investment in America’s infrastructure. As discussed in Part I, the bill combines existing programs with $550 billion in new spending that the Senate approved as part of a bipartisan deal.
Here is a breakdown of the critical components:
- $110 billion for the repair, replacement, and rehabilitation of Roads, Bridges, and Major Projects for which the focus will be to address climate change mitigation, resilience, equality, and safety for users.
- $105 billion for modernizing and expanding Public Transit/Passenger and Freight Rails
- $73 billion for Power Infrastructure by building of new transmission lines and expanding renewable energy
- $65 billion for High-Speed Internet aimed at connecting all Americans with reliable internet service
- $65 billion for Environmental Remediation addressing the legacy pollution that harms the public health of communities and neighborhoods, as well as funds to clean up superfund and brownfield sites, reclaim abandoned mine land, and cap orphaned gas wells.
- $55 billion to deliver Clean Drinking Water, remove lead service lines and pipes, and address wastewater infrastructure issues.
- $50 billion for Resilience and Western Water Infrastructure to build resilience to physical and natural systems and making our communities safer and more resilient to the impacts of climate change and cyber-attacks.
- $25 billion to the modernization of Airports to address repair, renovations, and maintenance backlogs.
More particulars about what the bill will cover can be found at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/07/28/fact-sheet-historic-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal/