Representative Malinowski Delivers Historic Investments in New Jersey Infrastructure
(Washington, DC) This evening, the House passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a once in a generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure. The legislation — which now heads to the President for his signature – funds New Jersey's Gateway Program, creates hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, makes America more competitive, and helps us to transition to a clean energy future. The bill delivers on President Biden’s promise to working families by making the largest investment ever in public transit, the interstate highway system, water infrastructure, electric vehicle charging, clean energy transmission, broadband internet, and more. Representative Malinowski voted in favor of this historic bill and issued the below statement upon its passage.
“Our tunnels, bridges, highways, and airports were once the envy of the world, a source of strength and pride for our country, and the foundation of our economic success. For years, we have been calling on our leaders in Washington to get serious about replacing that extraordinary turn of the 20th century infrastructure with even more extraordinary 21st century infrastructure. Today, Congress answered that call.
The bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act will ensure the very survival of the busiest rail corridor in the United States, and that will be life-changing for my constituents, helping parents get to work more swiftly and safely, knowing that they'll be home in time for dinner with their kids. That's why in 2018, I made a promise that I would get Gateway built. After years of unnecessary delay and willful obstruction by the previous administration, the bipartisan infrastructure deal will fully fund the replacement of the Hudson River Tunnel. I am incredibly proud to deliver on my promise to move this project forward, to revitalize the aging Northeast Corridor, and to bring home more of the tax dollars we send to Washington every year.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also includes needed investments to make our communities more resilient to storms and floods, which are happening in New Jersey with more frequency and intensity than ever before. The bill provides more than $50 billion for the flood control and resiliency projects that communities from Cranford, to Millburn, to Hillsborough, to Lambertville desperately need.
While the bill doesn’t give us everything we want, it does give us everything our country desperately needs right now. With the clear and present dangers to our democracy, I am glad that Congress has come together to show that democracy can deliver.”