WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following one pagers on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Highways, Bridges, Broadband, and Airports; Louisiana: Leading in Energy; Strengthening Weather Resiliency for Louisiana Citizens; Strengthening Coastal Protection and Restoration; and Improving Water, Wastewater, and Environmental Remediation.
“The infrastructure package, it is about roads and bridges and highways, ports and waterways, increased access to broadband in areas that don’t have it now, flood mitigation, and coastal restoration,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This bill is an example of what congress should do. It is focused upon jobs and safety and a better quality of life. This is good for the American worker, it is good for American families, it is good for the United States of America.”
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Last week, Cassidy released initial information on the agreement including more than $6 billion for Louisiana’s roads and highways and $371 million for Louisiana water revolving funds. During negotiations Cassidy brought to the table, pushed for, and secured funding for resiliency and energy, which will directly benefit the Pelican State.
Louisiana will benefit from the $312 billion to rebuild America’s transportation infrastructure, including $110 billion for roads and bridges. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes $47 billion for resiliency that will go in part to rebuild Louisiana’s eroded coastlines and waterways and $73 billion for energy infrastructure because of Cassidy’s efforts. The bill will also invest in broadband to expand internet access to tens of thousands of Louisianans who currently do not have access.