Today, after the House voted 228-206 to advance the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the leading organizations that represent state and local governments — the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, The Council of State Governments, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, and The U.S. Conference of Mayors — released the following statement:
“On behalf of the state and local elected and appointed officials that our national organizations represent, we commend House Members of both parties as they voted to advance the bipartisan infrastructure package, which passed out of the Senate in August. This vital legislation should be sent to the President’s desk as soon as possible so that states, local governments and territories can deploy these crucial infrastructure funds.
“A strong federal-state-local partnership is critical to delivering these investments in every community and this package will provide the investments we need to expand and repair our nation’s infrastructure.
“States and local governments know firsthand how important this funding will be to rebuilding and improving our roads and bridges, waterways and ports, transit, passenger rail, water and sewer systems, energy, broadband and telecommunications networks. We look forward to being good stewards of these funds and delivering projects that create sustainable economic recovery and growth.”