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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Statement on Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Saturday, November 6, 2021

“Earlier this evening, with support from members on both sides of the aisle, Congress passed the most significant investment in jobs and infrastructure in my lifetime. This is a remarkable achievement.  

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, along with the Build Back Better Framework, will deliver generational investments in the economy for working people.   

The infrastructure bill will rebuild and replace infrastructure that is decades, or even a century, old. It will promote safety, help us combat the climate crisis, and advance equitable access to transportation.   

No matter where they live or who they voted for, all Americans deserve to have a transportation system that works for them. 

Now, we begin the work of building infrastructure that will support the traveling public and ensure an economically competitive America for generations to come. The U.S. Department of Transportation stands ready to implement this historic and transformational legislation, and help create a transportation system that works for every American.”

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