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Pallone on House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Nov 5, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: 

“With the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill today, we are modernizing our crumbling infrastructure, revitalizing our economy, and combating the worsening climate crisis.  

“Whether it be investments to expand renewable energy and make our electric grid more resilient and reliable, or funding for electric vehicle infrastructure, we are accelerating the move to clean energy.  

“Safe drinking water is a basic human right, yet right now millions of American families cannot trust the water coming out of their taps. That’s why the bipartisan infrastructure bill provides significant funding for our drinking water infrastructure, including funding to remove the toxic lead service lines harming communities across the country.  

“This bill puts people to work cleaning up toxic Superfund sites around the nation while helping ensure that polluters pay the bill by reinstating the Superfund tax on chemical companies

“Finally, the infrastructure bill’s sweeping investments in broadband access, affordability, and adoption will help us close the digital divide. Every community – regardless of zip code – needs and deserves access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet, and with today’s action we take a giant step toward making that a reality.

“I’m pleased the bipartisan infrastructure bill is now on its way to President Biden’s desk for signature and look forward to soon passing the Build Back Better Act.”