One year ago today, President Biden and Democrats delivered what Donald Trump and his Republican Congress never could: a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s roads, bridges, railroads, ports, airports, water systems, and high-speed internet
Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement on the one year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill into law.
“While Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress talked a big game about an infrastructure week that they repeatedly failed to deliver, President Biden and Democrats have delivered an infrastructure decade – no thanks to Florida Republicans who opposed it. Florida is already starting to see progress on delivering safer roads, bridges, and drinking water, more affordable and accessible high-speed internet, good-paying jobs, and more — all because Biden succeeded where Trump failed.”
While President Biden and the leadership of House and Senate Democrats made the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law possible, Florida Congressional Republicans and Sens. Scott and Rubio voted against the law and the benefits it’s already bringing to our state. For a full breakdown of what the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already doing for Florida and the investments that will come to the state in the future, SEE HERE.
Projects in Florida that have already been allocated funding include:
To date, $5.3 billion has been announced in Florida for roads, bridges, roadway safety, and major projects.
Florida will receive a minimum allocation of at least $100 million to help ensure high-speed internet coverage across the state. Additionally, experts estimate that as many as 3,283,000 households in Florida are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which cuts internet bills by up to $30 per month, or $75 for households on Tribal lands, and provides a one-time $100 discount off a connected device. Over 1,060,000 households in Florida are already enrolled.
$275 million has been made available in fiscal year 2022 to provide clean and safe water across the state through the Environmental Protection Agency. Of this funding, $111 million is dedicated to lead pipe and service line replacement, with another $70 million for safe drinking water investments that can also support lead pipe replacement in fiscal year 2022.
To date, Florida has been allocated $529 million to improve public transportation options across the state in fiscal year 2022.
To date, over $1.3 billion has been allocated to Florida for infrastructure resilience in 2022 including $32.5 million through the Army Corps of Engineers for flood mitigation.