Senator releases project index, infrastructure success stories in Louisiana
WASHINGTON – On the two-year anniversary of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) being signed into law, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement and booklet celebrating its success. Louisiana has received over $9.1 billion from the infrastructure law in the first two years alone.
“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is building Louisiana’s economy for 2050,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Two years, more than nine billion dollars, and many groundbreakings later, Louisiana has benefited tremendously from the infrastructure law making our communities a better place for families to live and thrive. I was glad to be in the room pushing things in a conservative direction for our country and for Louisiana.”
- More than 447,000 households across Louisiana are receiving affordable high-speed internet thanks to an award of $1.4 billion to the state.
- Louisiana ranks in the top five states on a per capita basis for bridge grants and received 12.5 percent of the total first-round funding in Mega grant requests for the Calcasieu River Bridge.
- Louisiana received the single largest award in the entire country at $600 million to build a Direct Air Capture hub in Southwest Louisiana.
- In 6.5 months, Louisiana plugged 519 orphan or abandoned wells in the Atchafalaya Basin and Northwest Louisiana.
- $545.7 million in funding has already been awarded to Louisiana for ports and waterways to repair infrastructure, strengthen supply chains, and address maintenance backlogs.
- $367.9 million in funding has already been awarded to Louisiana for infrastructure and coastal resiliency.
In addition to success stories, the booklet includes a project index by parish.