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The process wasn’t always pretty, but in the end, Congress got it done.
After years of failed “infrastructure weeks,” Congress just passed – and the president signed – the largest investment in infrastructure in U.S. history. This is a bipartisan measure that will have a profound impact on public health and safety, and our quality of life, in Texas.
U.S. President Joe Biden celebrates with lawmakers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Outside of the halls of Congress, most folks don’t spend too much time thinking about infrastructure — until it fails us, as it did for too many Texans this past February. Texas’ infrastructure was woefully unprepared during Winter Storm Uri, where millions lost electricity and water for days. With the American Society of Civil Engineers rating Texas’ infrastructure as “mediocre,” it’s clear we need a major investment in the fundamental systems that support a modern society.
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