DNC Statement on House Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Following the House’s passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement:

“As President Biden might say, today is a BFD. After four years of failed ‘infrastructure weeks’ under Trump and Republican control, President Biden delivered on his promise to work across the aisle and shepherd through a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will rebuild our roads and bridges, expand broadband so every American has access to high-speed internet, and secure clean drinking water for our families and children. Because of Democrats, communities across the country will be healthier, better connected, and poised to help us continue leading on the world stage.

“This bill is for the kids in rural communities who have to do their homework in the McDonald’s parking lot because they don’t have WiFi. This bill is for families who have to boil their water to make it safe to drink. This bill is for those who rely on rail to get back and forth to work. This bill is for Americans who care about our climate. And yes, this bill is for the elderly man I met years ago in rural South Carolina, who just wanted his damn dirt road paved. We’re going to pave a whole lot of roads and help a whole lot of Americans with this historic legislation.

“President Biden’s economic agenda is about competitiveness, not complacency, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will ensure America remains on the cutting edge of innovation in the 21st century. Americans agree it is past time to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. The infrastructure bill will grow the economy and create good-paying jobs that will give every community the chance to compete and succeed. 

“Make no mistake, today’s vote was made possible by the leadership of President Biden and Democrats who are delivering on their promise to build consensus and show that the government can work for all Americans.”