The American Rescue Plan continues to help families and communities across the country and newspapers are noticing the thousands of jobs and millions of miles of roads and bridges that will be created by Biden’s recently-signed Infrastructure Bill. From more than 400 million dollars being used to rebuild bridges in Ohio to Tribes in Arizona receiving funds for water and sanitation projects, President Joe Biden has made good on his promise to get our economy back on track and work across the aisle to make progress for working class families.
Despite Republicans fear-mongering over necessary economic relief, economists widely agree Biden’s once-in-a-generation investment in our economy will help address inflation.
Here’s what voters across the country are reading about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and American Rescue Plan:
Associated Press: White House Offering More Aid For Winter Heat, Utility Bills
- “The Biden administration is taking steps to help distribute several billion dollars in aid for winter heating and utility bills, an unprecedented sum that comes largely from its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The package provided an additional $4.5 billion for the government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which typically has funding of $3 billion to $4 billion annually.”
Patch East Cobb GA: Input Sought For $147M American Rescue Plan Spending In Cobb
- “This American Rescue Plan Act was passed by Congress in March 2021, setting aside funding for local and state governments to support public health, essential workers, infrastructure measures and to lessen the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will help the county to reflect the community’s priorities in its plan for investing the funds between these eligible uses.”
- “Officials say right now it’s unclear how much will be coming to the Augusta-Richmond County area, but Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis says the bill’s passage is a big win for the city. “I remember vividly in 2015, 2016, 2017, going to Washington for Infrastructure Week along with my colleague mayors from across the nation advocating for an infrastructure bill,” Mayor Davis says. “And while there was much discussion in Washington talking about infrastructure, we never had an occasion to celebrate. [On Monday] we had an occasion to celebrate.””
- “Expect to see more orange cones around Northeast Ohio soon. With the federal infrastructure bill signed into law Monday, soon billions of dollars will be poured into road repairs, including $40 billion on bridges.”
- “City of Kinston Mayor Don Hardy says North Carolina will see around $9 billion over the next five years from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure deal. “For towns like Kinston, the bipartisan infrastructure deal will have an incredible impact on us,” Hardy said. “The big issue for Kinston is safeguarding our infrastructure against future extreme weather events. It’s no secret that heavy rains, hurricanes, and flood events have been occurring more frequently with more intensity than they did a generation ago.””
KDKA Pittsburgh: Local Leaders Praise Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
- “One of the most exciting things about this bipartisan bill for local leaders is the amount of jobs it’ll create. Not only that, but they say they can finally say yes to projects that have been held off for so long.”
Arizona Daily Star: Tribes Welcome Infusion Of Money In Infrastructure Bill
- “President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion deal earlier this week that includes about $11 billion in benefits for Indian Country, according to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. About one-third of that, $3.5 billion, will go to the Indian Health Service, the federal agency tasked with providing healthcare for more than 2 million Native American and Alaska Natives.”