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DISCUSSES HOW THE TRANSFORMATIVE LEGISLATION CAN DELIVER FOR NEW YORKERS
AT ROUNDTABLE, REP. JONES HIGHLIGHTS INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT, DISCUSSES HOW THE TRANSFORMATIVE LEGISLATION CAN DELIVER FOR NEW YORKERS
One Year After Passage, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Has Already Delivered $9.3 Billion in Long-Overdue Investments for Projects Across New York State; Rep. Jones, Alongside Federal, State, and Local Officials Discussed Details of Grant Programs and Funding Opportunities for New Projects in NY-17
New York State Fact Sheet On IIJA Investments
Greenburgh, NY — Today, U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones (D-NY) held a roundtable discussion in Greenburgh, NY, with representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration, DOT Federal Highway Administration, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, and local municipal officials to highlight the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), its impact on working families in Westchester and Rockland Counties, and available grant funding and project opportunities. One year after becoming law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — has delivered historic investments in our country’s roads, bridges, rail, public transportation, water systems, climate resiliency, and affordable high-speed internet accessibility – while creating good-paying jobs and new opportunities that prepare America for a stronger, cleaner future. The landmark legislation has already delivered more than $9 billion in announced funding for projects in New York State, and helped more than a million households in the state access affordable internet.
“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will be transformative for our communities,” said Rep. Jones. “For too long, underserved, low-income areas have gone without basic necessities like internet access, public transportation, and safe, clean drinking water – this lack of investment has too often hit communities of color the hardest. This bill delivers billions of dollars in investments to create good paying jobs, strengthen American competition, fortify our country against the climate crisis, and help our communities fully participate in our 21st-century economy. I was proud to have helped pass this transformative legislation and I will keep working across our levels of government to ensure that our communities have the opportunity to fund and complete the vital infrastructure projects they need.”
“I would like to thank Congressman Mondaire Jones and his colleagues in Congress for recognizing the importance of funding infrastructure initiatives,” said Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner. “Our bridges, roads, municipal buildings, and water stations need to be maintained. Thanks to members of Congress like Congressman Jones, local, county and state governments will be able to do more to address important infrastructure needs, important jobs will be created for our residents, and our quality of life will be enhanced. This roundtable discussion will provide officials in Congressman Jones’ district with important information that will enable us to learn how to get the maximum help available from the federal government.”
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring essential funding to New York, particularly for underserved communities, low-income communities, and communities of color that have often been overlooked for investments in critical public infrastructure like broadband internet, drinking water, and roads and transportation. New York has already received $9.3 billion in funding with 150 specific projects identified for funding. Billions more will be delivered to New York through formula funding and grant awards that local, county, and state officials can apply and compete for.
Specifically, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) will:
About Mondaire: Mondaire Jones is the 35-year-old Congressman from New York’s 17th District, serving Westchester and Rockland Counties. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Ethics Committees and is the first openly gay, Black member of Congress. He also serves as the youngest member of the Democratic House leadership team, Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus. A product of East Ramapo public schools, Mondaire was raised in Section 8 housing and on food stamps by a single mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for their family. He later graduated from Stanford University, worked at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, and graduated from Harvard Law School. He is a co-founder of the nonprofit Rising Leaders, Inc. and has previously served on the NAACP’s National Board of Directors and on the board of the New York Civil Liberties Union.