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DFL Party Statement on the House Passing President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal


Last night, the United States House of Representatives passed President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, bringing the country another step closer to a once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure. DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement:

“President Biden promised he would get things done for the American people and he’s delivering. His Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will create good-paying jobs by repairing crumbling roads and bridges, expanding public transportation, cleaning up our drinking water, and bringing broadband coverage to Minnesotans across the state. This is a tremendous deal for Minnesota workers, farmers, and businesses, which will do so much to empower them to compete and succeed. I am thrilled to see the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal move one step closer to being signed into law.”

With the final passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Minnesota is set to receive:

  • $4.5 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $302 million for bridge replacement and repairs over five years.
  • More than $818 million over five years to improve public transportation options across the state.
  • $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 83,000 Minnesotans who currently lack it.
    • Also, 1,071,000 or 18.9% of people in Minnesota will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
  • $680 million over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state and ensure that clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.

For more on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal’s impact on Minnesota, click here.