House of Representatives passes infrastructure bill and how it invests in Michigan


The House on Friday night approved a $ 1 trillion package of road and other infrastructure projects after Democrats resolved a months-long standoff between progressives and moderates.

Governor Whitmer said the historic bipartisan infrastructure plan will create millions of well-paying jobs, build roads and bridges, ensure small businesses can transport safely, expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure from state, will replace aging water infrastructure, including replacing lead service lines and expanding high-speed Internet access.

“The two-party plan is a win-win solution for Michigan, as it will create countless well-paying blue-collar jobs, while helping us fix even more roads across the state,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said. “I am grateful to the Michigan congressional delegation for working to make this happen. The infrastructure plan will reinvest our tax dollars in our state to make groundbreaking historic investments in modernizing our state’s roads, bridges, water infrastructure and much more. This investment will make a huge difference in people’s lives and build on the work we are doing in Michigan to solve kitchen table problems. I am prepared to work with both parties in the legislature to put shovels in the ground and put the Michiganders first.

The pan will send Michigan billions of dollars. Here’s a breakdown of how he’s investing in Michigan:

  • Michigan would receive $ 7.3 billion to repair roads and $ 563 million to replace or repair bridges.
  • Michigan would receive $ 1 billion to improve public transportation across the state.
  • Michigan would receive $ 1.3 billion to improve water infrastructure, including replacing lead service lines, to ensure safe drinking water supplies to all communities.
  • Michigan would receive $ 100 million to expand high-speed Internet access to an additional 398,000 Michigan residents.
  • Michigan would receive $ 110 million to strengthen the state’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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