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November 05, 2021

Trone Votes for Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Sends Bill to President Biden’s Desk to Become Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 5, 2021 

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, Sasha.Galbreath@mail.house.gov 

Trone Votes for Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Sends Bill to President Biden’s Desk to Become Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone voted for the final passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will inject $550 billion of new federal funding into America’s roads, bridges, public transit, climate resiliency measures, and broadband deployment. The landmark legislation will also generate two million jobs per year over the next decade to help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure.

“As Marylanders, we’ve had to put up with endless traffic, inadequate transit options, and dangerous bridges for too long. Today’s vote changes that,” said Congressman Trone. “Under President Biden’s leadership, we have taken decisive action to strengthen our infrastructure, create good-paying jobs, and protect our environment for generations to come. From Oakland to Gaithersburg: transformative change is coming our way!”

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act serves as our country’s largest investment in physical infrastructure in a generation. While many of these investments are long overdue, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted severe inequities in our communities, such as broadband access for telehealth and education. This historic legislation will provide critical funding to ensure every Marylander has the tools to succeed, no matter their zip code. 

Below are a few of the ways this legislation will benefit Maryland:

ProblemSolution
Roads and Bridges273 bridges and 2,200+ miles of highway are in poor condition in Maryland$4.1 billion will be allocated for federal-aid highways Including a Trone-led $70 million project for connecting U.S. 219 to Interstate 68 $409 million for bridges
Public TransportationMore than 20% of transit vehicles are past useful life Marylanders who take public transportation spend an extra 66% of their time commuting$1.7 billion will be used to improve public transportation options
High-Speed Internet11% of Maryland households do not have access to internet $100 million will be used to expand  broadband coverage across the state
Water InfrastructureUp to 10 million households and 400,000 schools and day care centers lack safe drinking water in the United States$844 million will improve Maryland’s water infrastructure
ResilienceIn 10 years, Maryland has experienced 31 extreme weather events$50 billion will be allocated nationally to strengthen our infrastructure against the impacts of climate change

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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