As President Biden signs the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement:
“This infrastructure bill is a big deal for Florida. After four years of broken promises to deliver ‘infrastructure week’ under Trump, President Biden made good on his promise to bring Democrats and Republicans together to secure critical investments in our infrastructure.
“Yet Florida Republicans shamefully voted against these popular proposals that will put our state on the right track. Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, and every Florida Republican in the House of Representatives voted against ensuring every Floridian has access to clean water, high speed internet, and safe roads to drive on.
“They opposed measures to protect communities from climate change. And they voted against a plan that will create good-paying jobs and help Florida businesses stay competitive. Their craven failure to put aside their own political agendas and do the right thing for the Floridians they represent is unconscionable.
“Every community across Florida stands to gain from this bill. Investments in Florida’s infrastructure will make travel safer, cut commute times, and save Floridians money. I’m proud of our Democratic leaders in Congress for coming together to make these critical investments for the future of our state.”