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Over the past week, Georgians in every corner of the state saw news of how President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create thousands of good-paying union jobs, expand transit and transportation, and revitalize our state’s roads, bridges, and highways – leaving no Georgia community behind. Thanks to the leadership of Senators Ossoff and Reverend Warnock and Georgia’s six congressional Democrats — and no thanks to Georgia Republicans, who unanimously opposed the bill — the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will deliver a huge economic boost to the Peach State without raising taxes one penny for middle-class families.
Georgians also witnessed the House passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act as media across the state continue to spotlight how the popular legislation will lower costs, expand access to health and child care, and cut taxes for middle-class families.
Read more about what Georgians are seeing:
BUILD BACK BETTER ACT PASSES HOUSE THANKS TO GEORGIA DEMOCRATS
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: $1.9 trillion Build Back Better clears House with help of Georgia Democrats
Georgia Reorder: House Democrats pass Biden’s $1.85 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ plan
BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW TO BOOST GEORGIA’S ECONOMY
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: What’s in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill for Georgia
WJBF (Augusta): Mayor Davis explains local impact of new infrastructure law
The Atlanta Voice: What will Georgia receive from President Biden’s Infrastructure and Jobs plan?
WTVM (Columbus): Biden signs federal infrastructure bill: What’s the impact on Columbus?
Georgia Recorder: Biden signs $1.2T infrastructure bill: ‘America is moving again’
WGXA News (Macon): Rep. Bishop: Infrastructure bill is ‘win-win’ for Georgians
WSB- TV (Atlanta): What will Biden’s infrastructure law do for Georgia? Here’s what to expect
1. Repair and rebuild roads and bridges:
2. Improve safety on the roads
3. Improve and expand public transportation
4. Expand electric vehicle charging network
5. Improve the state’s airports
WGAU (Athens): Ossoff: Athens gets $24m from infrastructure bill
11Alive (Atlanta): 7 ways Georgia will benefit from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill
WTOC (Savannah): Georgia Commissioners discuss Infrastructure Bill
FOX 5 (Atlanta): Money from federal infrastructure bill to pump money into GA roads and internet access
WGXA News (Macon): Infrastructure Bill provides $5 billion in funding for electric school buses
CBS 46 (Atlanta): Biden signs infrastructure bill into law: What does it mean for Georgia?
Georgia has 374 bridges and over 2,260 miles of highway deemed to be in poor condition. On average, each driver in the peach state pays about $275 per year in costs from driving on these older roads.
Georgia can expect to receive an estimated $8.9 billion for highway apportioned programs and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs over the next five years.
Georgians who take public transportation spend an extra 74.1% of their time commuting. Under the new law, Georgia could potentially receive $1.4 billion over the next five years to improve public transportation options across the state.
The bill invests $7.5 billion to build a national network of EV chargers to accelerate the adoption of EVs in an effort to address the climate crisis while supporting domestic manufacturing jobs.
Georgia can expect to receive $135 million of those funds over the next five years.
Georgia can expect to receive $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 649,000 Georgians who currently lack it. And, under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 3,187,000 or 31% of people in Georgia will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
From 2010 to 2020, Georgia has experienced 46 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $20 billion in damages.
Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, based on historical formula funding levels, Georgia will expect to receive $22 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $24 million to protect against cyberattacks. Georgians will also benefit from the bill’s historic $3.5 billion national investment in weatherization which will reduce energy costs for families
Georgia will expect to receive $913 million over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state and ensure that clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.
Georgia would receive approximately $619 million for infrastructure development for airports over five years.
FOX 54 (Augusta): What the bipartisan infrastructure bill means for the Augusta area
WRBL (Columbus): Senator Warnock speaks about the infrastructure bill
Axios Atlanta: What Georgia gets from the infrastructure bill
WRDW (Augusta): How could $25M from infrastructure law help local projects?
WSAV (Savannah): What $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill means for Georgia
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