Article supplied by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
After decades of neglect, the state of American infrastructure is poor. America currently ranks 13th in the world when it comes to the overall quality of our infrastructure and the American Society of Civil Engineer’s 2021 Report Card rated it a C-.
It is past time we brought our infrastructure into the 21st century, and that is exactly what the $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill passed in the Senate and now up for consideration in the House does. It is the largest federal investment in both public transit, clean drinking water, and waste water infrastructure in American history. It is the largest investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak and makes the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill will benefit all Americans by creating millions of jobs, improving global competitiveness, and adding trillions of dollars in economic growth at a time when we need it most.
Here’s the top 10 ways the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act benefits all Americans: