Georgia Democrats Statement on Signing of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal for Georgia

November 15, 2021

Today, following the signing of a historic bipartisan infrastructure plan to create a new generation of economic growth for Georgia, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement:

“Georgians sent President Biden to the White House, Senators Ossoff and Reverend Warnock to the Senate, and Georgia Democrats to the House to bring people together and deliver historic progress for our state — and today’s signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal shows that we’re delivering on that promise for Georgians. If Herschel Walker and Georgia Republicans had their way, our state would not be getting this historic investment to create thousands of good-paying union jobs, stimulate our economy, and revitalize our state’s roads, bridges, and transportation. Millions of Georgia workers, small businesses, and families will see a new generation of economic growth thanks to Georgia Democrats and the voters who entrusted us.”

Read more about Georgia’s big wins from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal below:

ROADS AND BRIDGES

  • Based on formula funding alone, Georgia would expect to receive $8.9 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act over five years.
  • Georgia can also compete for the $12.5 billion Bridge Investment Program for economically significant bridges and nearly $16 billion of national funding in the bill dedicated for major projects that will deliver substantial economic benefits to communities.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Based on formula funding alone, Georgia would expect to receive $1.4 billion over five years under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to improve public transportation options across the state.

BROADBAND

  • Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Georgia will receive a minimum allocation of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 649,000 Georgians who currently lack it. 
  • 187,000 or 31% of people in Georgia will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

  • Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Georgia would expect to receive $135 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state.
  • Georgia will also have the opportunity to apply for the $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to EV charging in the bill.

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