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November 06, 2021

Local leaders praise passage of huge $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill

Local representatives were very pleased that a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill was approved by the House of Representatives on Nov. 6, paving the way for President Biden to sign it into law.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act had previously been passed by the Senate in August but was held up in the House due to wrangling between progressive and moderate Democrats.

Rep. Pete Aguilar and Rep. Norma Torres, both Democrats whose districts include parts of Fontana, supported the long-awaited legislation. 

“For decades, communities like the Inland Empire have called for meaningful federal investment in our infrastructure, and today Congress answered that call,” Aguilar (D-31st District) said in a statement. “The bill we passed today is a cornerstone of President Biden’s plan to supercharge the American economy and will create thousands of good jobs in communities like ours.