November 8, 2021/Media, Press

‘FINALLY, INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK!’: NC Democrats Praise Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

It’s finally infrastructure week, and Democratic elected officials across North Carolina are praising President Biden and Democrats in Congress for passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. North Carolina Democratic Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12), G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Kathy Manning (NC-06), David Price (NC-04) and Deborah Ross (NC-02) were critical to the passage of the historic bill. 

In North Carolina, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will create good-paying jobs, spur economic growth and position our state and country to compete and win in the 21st century. Specifically, the bill will provide: 

  • $7.2B for highway programs
  • $457M for bridge replacement and repairs 
  • $911M to improve public transit options
  • $109M over the next five years to expand an EV charging network
  • $100M to expand broadband coverage and help at the least 424,000 North Carolina residents who lack access

See below for more on what North Carolina Democrats are saying about the historic bill: 

Governor Roy Cooper: 

Attorney General Josh Stein:

Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12):

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01):

“The enactment of this historic bipartisan infrastructure package is a great victory for eastern North Carolina and the American people. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will modernize and upgrade our country’s roads, bridges, ports, and broadband connectivity; fight the climate crises with clean energy transmission and electric vehicle infrastructure investments; and create jobs and long-term economic growth. This infrastructure package delivers on President Biden’s promise to work across the political aisle to deliver results and needed investments that will benefit hard working American families.”

Congresswoman Kathy Manning (NC-06): 

“To compete in a twenty-first century economy, we must modernize outdated infrastructure and encourage innovation while creating good-paying American jobs and making our infrastructure more sustainable. I voted for the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act because it includes critical funding to repair more than 3,100 miles of roads and 1,400 bridges in North Carolina, expand broadband to more than 424,000 North Carolinians who lack reliable internet access, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Now that we’ve passed pivotal investments in physical infrastructure, we must turn our attention to investing in American families by passing the Build Back Better Act.”

Congressman David Price (NC-04): 

Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02): 

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a once-in-a-lifetime investment in America’s future. Democrats and Republicans set partisanship aside to pass a bill that will replace our crumbling infrastructure, meet our urgent transportation needs, and create new economic opportunities for all our workers… From the folks who pave our roads to engineers designing the cutting-edge infrastructure of tomorrow, this package delivers for the people of our state and our nation. I was honored to vote in favor of the bill and look forward to President Biden signing it into law.”

Morrisville Mayor TJ Cawley:

“President Biden has understood since day one that the future of our cities and towns is incumbent on how our federal government invests today. He gets that we need to invest in our physical infrastructure in order for communities across North Carolina to compete and win for a generation to come. That’s why Congress’ recent passage of the president’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is a big deal for North Carolina.”

Kinston Mayor Don Hardy:

State Senator Michael Garrett:

State Representative Graig Meyer: