AAMA Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

Published on August 10, 2021

 (Washington, D.C.) — Today, the Senate secured enough votes to pass a massive bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.  

 Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX), president of the African American Mayors Association, issued the following statement in response. 
 
“By passing a major infrastructure bill today, the Senate took a huge step forward towards fortifying our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, boosting our economy, and strengthening American cities. As Black mayors, we know firsthand how monumental this infusion of funding will be for the success of our communities, large and small, and are deeply appreciative that the Senate understands the urgency of infrastructure investment. Investments in broadband internet, water infrastructure, and public transit are critical to keeping Americans safe, connected, and fully able to participate in the internet economy. 
 
“We are thrilled that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came together to create a deal that is truly responsive to the infrastructure needs of the American people. This is leadership, plain and simple. Now, we’re calling on the House to pass this bill quickly, and get it to President Biden’s desk.”

 

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