Infrastructure Bill to Provide Much-Needed Support to Rural and Native Villages
November 23, 2021
This story was originally published by KNBA on November 22, 2021. Read the original story at KNBA. Republished by Native News Online with permission.
President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law on Monday, November 15. The Senate passed the $1.2 trillion dollar bill in August. Thirteen Republicans -- including at-large Alaska Congressman Don Young -- joined the majority of Democrats to pass the bill .
The infrastructure funding package will deliver $550 billion dollars in federal investments over five years. The money will go to support roads, mass transit, rail projects, renewable energy and improving broadband.