Governors Applaud House Infrastructure Vote

Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey released the following statement after the House voted 228-206 to advance the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:

“On behalf of the National Governors Association, we applaud House members of both parties as they voted to advance the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, which passed out of the Senate in August. This historic investment will help fund states and territories’ core infrastructure priorities including:

  • $300 billion in funding to state highway projects and programs,
  • $73 billion investment in clean energy transmission upgrades,
  • $40 billion in grants to states for broadband deployment and to make broadband more accessible for low-income families in rural and urban communities alike, and
  • $17 billion in port infrastructure and $25 billion for airports to address repair and maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion and emissions near ports and airports, and drive electrification and other low-carbon technologies.

This vital legislation should be sent to the President’s desk as soon as possible so that states and territories can deploy these crucial infrastructure funds.”

NGA Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas stated: “Governors commend Congress for setting aside partisan differences to pass a bill that works for the American people. States stand ready to immediately put these funds to good use to fix and improve our nation’s infrastructure.”

Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey added: “Passage of this crucial legislation reminds us that nothing is more important than delivering on the priorities of the American people, and we look forward to continuing to work with Congress to find long-term solutions that meet the infrastructure needs of every state.”