Rep. Takano Votes to Pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Washington, DC – Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
“Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act represents a major win for the American people as we take one step closer toward passing the entirety of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda,” said Rep. Mark Takano. “This bill makes critical investments in our nation’s roads and bridges, public transit and rail, and broadband, and will create two million good-paying jobs as we create a foundation for strong economic growth in this country. This bill is a key component of what our country needs to realize the president’s vision, and what the American people need as we emerge from a pandemic and rebuild our economy.
I also look forward to the complete consideration of the president’s Build Back Better agenda as we look to passing even more historic legislation, the Build Back Better Act, as soon as possible. Tonight’s vote to advance the rule on the Build Back Better Act paves the way for swift passage of this transformational legislation in the weeks to come.”
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will:
- Create an average of 2 million good-paying union jobs each year over the course of a decade;
- Repair our nation’s crumbling roads and bridges, invest in public transit and rail, and build charging stations for electric vehicles;
- Ensure access to clean water for millions of families by making the largest investment in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in U.S. history; and
- Expand access to broadband to ensure every American has access to reliable, high-speed internet.
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