July 14, 2021 Press Releases

Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Gains Steam in AZ as Mayor Gallego Meets with Pres. Biden and VP Harris, Six Additional Mayors Sign Onto Deal

In letter, a bipartisan coalition of local mayors urged Congress to “move forward” 

PHOENIX –– Today, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined a bipartisan group of governors and mayors from across the country to discuss how the Biden-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework will create jobs, bolster the economy, and build back better in our communities.

Following the meeting, Mayor Gallego said the following: 

“I strongly support the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. For decades, Arizona and the nation has seen firsthand the consequences of massive underinvestment–longer commute times, extreme weather events, and increased home energy costs. 

“We have a once in a generation opportunity to address these issues and to invest in our future. I applaud Congress and the Administration’s work to develop this framework, which would provide the largest investment in public transit, resilience, water, and clean energy in history.”

What’s more: Yesterday, a bipartisan group of seven Arizona mayors signed a letter from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and announced their support for President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. The group includes:

  • Craig McFarland, Mayor of Casa Grande (R)
  • Jerry Weiers, Mayor of Glendale (R)
  • John Giles, Mayor of Mesa (R)
  • Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix (D)
  • David D. Ortega, Mayor of Scottsdale (I)
  • Corey Woods, Mayor of Tempe (D)
  • Regina Romero, Mayor of Tucson (D)

In the letter, these Arizona leaders endorsed what would be the “largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century” and urged Congress to “move forward on developing and implementing the details of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.” 

The deal, supported by 6-in-10 GOP voters and backed by two dozen business and labor groups, will make life better for millions of Arizonans by repairing our roads and bridges, connecting every family to reliable high-speed internet, delivering clean drinking water to communities across the state, and upgrading our power infrastructure.