November 27, 2021

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Bipartisan infrastructure bill passes: Here’s what California will get – SFGate

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Joe Biden signs the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill November 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Joe Biden signs the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill November 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Billions of dollars will be poured into California’s roads, pipes and wires, among other infrastructure projects, after President Joe Biden signed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Tuesday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris at his side.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., celebrated the passage of the bill for Californians in a tweet Tuesday, citing the historic lack of investment in the state’s infrastructure and the state’s subpar grades from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The bill’s signing comes after weeks of arduous debate and demands for cutbacks. The bill eventually received support from a critical mass of Republicans, including Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky..

“I’m delighted that President Biden has signed this historic bipartisan infrastructure legislation into law,” Feinstein wrote on Twitter. “This is a huge win for everyone across the country.”

San Francisco Mayor London Breed concurred, calling the bill “a hugely important piece of legislation” in a statement.

Here’s a list of the most significant bits of California infrastructure that will benefit from this legislation, listed by amount of estimated funding provided:

—$25.3 billion over five years for repairing roads in the state that are in poor condition
—$4.2 billion over five years for repairing bridges in the state that are in poor condition
—$3.5 billion for water infrastructure and eliminating lead pipes in the state
—$1.5 billion for airport infrastructure
—$384 million over five years to build a network of chargers for electric vehicles
—At least $100 million to install more broadband coverage
—$84 million over five years for wildfire protection
—$40 million over five years for cyber attack protection
—An unnamed sum from a $3.5 billion federal fund for “weatherization which will reduce energy costs for families”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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