How President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Would Deliver for Arizona
Last week, President Biden and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced their support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. This package will make life better for millions of Arizonans by creating a generation of good-paying union jobs, jumpstarting our local economy, and investing in clean energy technology.
What’s more: It’s even supported by six-in-ten GOP voters. Yet, a number of Arizona Republicans have yet to announce their support for this landmark plan. Notably, Doug Ducey, who has repeatedly asked for federal dollars to help finance Arizona infrastructure projects, remains silent on the deal.
Here’s how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework would help Arizona:
- Repairing Roads and Bridges: In Arizona, there are 132 bridges and over 3,100 miles of highway in poor condition. On average, each Arizona driver pays $614 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework will devote more than $312 billion to transform our nation’s transportation infrastructure and make it more resilient, including $109 billion for roads, bridges, and major projects.
- Expanded Access to High-Speed Internet: Right now, 14% of Arizonans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimally acceptable speeds, and 45% live in areas where there is only one such internet provider. The Framework would invest billions more to bring universal, reliable, high-speed, and affordable coverage to every family in America.
- Clean Drinking Water: Over the next 20 years, Arizona’s drinking water infrastructure will require $9.1 billion in additional funding. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework includes a $55 billion investment to ensure clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.
- Resilient Infrastructure: Arizona has experienced 13 extreme weather events in the last decade, costing the state up to $10 billion in damages. This plan would provide federal funding to help prepare more of Arizona’s infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, cyber attacks, and extreme weather events.
Read more about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework helps Arizona residents here.
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