After the previous president tried to launch "Infrastructure Week" more than 200 times, President Biden did what Trump was unable to do -- pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill! (Be sure to mention that to your conservative uncle during the holidays)
Yup! It's true -- on Saturday, the U.S. House passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package that the Senate passed in August (thanks in large part to the leadership of Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet!). The bill passed with House Democratic AND Republican support, with all four of Colorado's Democratic house members voting yes! Unsurprisingly, Colorado Republicans Lauren Boebert, Ken Buck, and Doug Lamborn all opposed this generational infrastructure package. What's in the bill for Colorado?
$3.7 billion to improve highways and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs over five years.
$916 million over five years to improve public transportation options across the state.
A minimum of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across Colorado, including providing access to the at least 85,000 Coloradans who currently lack it.
1,282,000 (or 22% of) Coloradans will also be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
$688 million over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state and ensure that clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.
$35 million over five years to protect against wildfires.
$57 over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state. We in Colorado will also have the opportunity to apply for the $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to EV charging in the bill.
$16 million to protect against cyberattacks.
$432 million over five years to improve Colorado airports.
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