January 14, 2022

Chair DeFazio Celebrates Largest Bridge Investment in American History Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after the Federal Highway Administration launched the largest bridge formula program in American history made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which DeFazio led to passage in the House.

“With over 44,000 bridges in poor condition around our country, today’s announcement of $27.5 billion in long-overdue funding is great news for rural and urban communities alike. These investments will create good-paying jobs in all 50 states, DC, and the territories. Bridges connect communities and are critical to everyday life—helping Americans get to work, visit family, or explore our great country. Thanks to President Biden and Congressional Democrats, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering for the American people and helping ensure they succeed in the 21st century economy.”

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