PRESS RELEASE: NEW DIGITAL AD: CELEBRATING SIX MONTHS OF THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2022
Jack Miller, Communications Director
NEW DIGITAL AD: CELEBRATING SIX MONTHS OF THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW
Invest in America Action Highlights Success of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 6 Months After Passage
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six months after President Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Invest in America Action launched a new digital ad highlighting the explosion of investments across the country in clean water, internet access, transportation upgrades, and more. The new ad, titled “Before Our Eyes,” celebrates the hundreds of projects already breaking ground across the country.
“Americans everywhere are seeing investments from the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law hitting their communities and making a huge impact,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America. “Going forward, more Americans will have access to broadband, better roads and bridges, cleaner drinking water, safer schools, and much more thanks to these two historic bills.”
The investments from the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law have created millions of jobs and boosted the economy, adding to the Biden administration’s impressive first year of economic growth, the strongest 12-month period of job creation in U.S. history.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivered:
$110 billion of new funds for roads, bridges, and major projects
$89.9 billion in guaranteed funding for public transit over the next five years, repairing aging infrastructure and developing new, clean transit options
$65 billion to power infrastructure upgrades, the single largest clean energy transmission investment in American history
$65 billion to help ensure every American has access to reliable high-speed internet.
$55 billion in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, the largest in American history
$17 billion for port infrastructure and $25 billion for airports to address repair and maintenance backlogs
The American Rescue Plan delivered:
$1,400 direct checks to millions of Americans.
$160 billion for fighting Covid through vaccine distribution, Covid testing, and tracing.
$350 billion in aid to state and local governments to keep essential workers on the job and continue delivering services.
$130 billion to help safely reopen schools.
$50 billion to provide grants to assist more than 1 million of the hardest-hit small businesses.
About Invest in America
Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.
The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.