ICYMI: Iowa Starting Line: Biden is Coming Back to Iowa. Here’s What He’s Done for The State, So Far

Today, President Biden travels to Menlo, Iowa to discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s actions to lower costs for working families, reduce the impact of Putin’s Price Hike, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s investments in rural communities.

Ahead of the visit, Iowa Starting Line outlined the many ways President Biden has delivered for Iowans through the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – two landmark laws that were opposed by Gov. Kim Reynolds and most Iowa Republicans.

Iowa Starting Line: Biden Is Coming Back To Iowa. Here’s What He’s Done For The State, So Far
By Ty Rushing
April 11, 2022

President Joe Biden is set to visit Menlo, a Guthrie County town about 45 minutes west of Des Moines, to tout his infrastructure investments in rural Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register.

Since entering office, the Biden Administration has placed a large emphasis on helping the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic and rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure.

Two pieces of legislation Biden signed into law to address those issues are the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act. ARPA provided nearly $4.5 billion in funds to the state of Iowa while cities and counties also received hundreds of millions. The infrastructure bill will bring about $5 billion to Iowa.


Here are some of the ways the Biden administration has helped Iowans:

For a great overview of Iowans’ impacted and dollars doled out under Biden, check out this piece: By the Numbers: Biden’s First-Year Impact on Iowans

This story breakdowns how Iowans will benefit from ARPA: Here’s What Iowans Can Get Out Of Biden’s COVID Relief Law


ARPA funds will support a day-care project in Decorah: One Year Later, How Biden’s Rescue Plan Is Helping Northeast Iowa

In Marshall County, officials used ARPA funds to support child care and overall vaccine confidence: How the American Rescue Plan Has Helped Marshall County

Child care was also a priority for ARPA funds in Ottumwa, which also used the federal funds to support overall health care: Federal Funds to Bolster Health Care, Child Services in Ottumwa Area

The Field of Dreams outside of Dyersville […] and two others across Iowa will benefit from ARPA dollars to help with water infrastructure: Federal Rescue Plan Funds Boost Iowa Water Infrastructure Projects

Some Iowa mayors already have ideas in mind on how to utilize the upcoming infrastructure dollars to improve their communities: Mayors On What The Infrastructure Package Means For Iowa

We could also use the help for deficient bridges, a category in which Iowa ranks as the worst in the country: Infrastructure Plan Would Bring ‘Significant’ Help For Deficient Iowa Bridges

Another benefit of the infrastructure bill is the projected good-paying job boom expected to be created in its wake: A Lot Of Good-Paying Jobs Are Coming To Iowa, Labor Leaders Say Of Infrastructure Bill’s Signing

If you want one of those good-paying jobs, here’s a guide on how to get started:
Want A Good-Paying Labor Job In Iowa? Here’s What You Need To Do