North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson released the following statement on the one year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill into law.
“While Donald Trump and his Republican Congress talked a big game about an infrastructure week that they ultimately failed to deliver, President Biden and Democrats have delivered an infrastructure decade – no thanks to every North Carolina House Republican who voted against it. Here in North Carolina, we’re already starting to see progress on delivering safer roads, bridges, and drinking water, more affordable and accessible high-speed internet, good-paying jobs, and more — all because Biden succeeded where Trump failed.”
While President Biden and Democrats’ leadership made the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law possible, every single House Republican from North Carolina voted against the law, which is already starting to benefit North Carolina. For a full breakdown of what the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already doing for North Carolina and the investments that will come to the state in the future, SEE HERE.
Some projects in North Carolina that have already been allocated funding include:
- Wilmington Harbor: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $10.25 million to dredge the Wilmington Harbor anchorage basin to improve navigability.
- Asheville Regional Airport: The Asheville Regional Airport received a $15 million grant from DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration for a terminal expansion project to add adequate space for ticketing and hold rooms that meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Meadow Branch Channel, Moss Neck Channel, and Back and Jacob Swamp Watersheds: These 3 projects in Robeson County, NC – within the boundaries of the Lumbee Tribe – would help restore crucial drainage by replacing failing culverts, clearing, and repairing ditch banks, restoring travel ways, and removing sediment.