House Of Representatives Pass Infrastructure Bill, How It Invests In Michigan

The House approved a $1 trillion package of road and other infrastructure projects late Friday after Democrats resolved a months-long standoff between progressives and moderates.

Governor Whitmer says the historic bipartisan infrastructure plan will create millions of good-paying jobs, build up roads and bridges, ensure small businesses can safely transport good, expand the state’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, replacing aging water infrastructure, including replacing lead service lines and expand high-speed internet access.

“The bipartisan plan is a win-win for Michigan because it will create countless good-paying, blue collar jobs, while helping us fix even more roads across the state, said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “I am grateful to Michigan’s congressional delegation for working to get this done. The infrastructure plan will put our tax dollars back to work in our state to make game-changing, historic investments toward upgrading our state’s roads, bridges, water infrastructure, and so much more. This investment will make a huge difference in people’s lives and build on the work that we’re doing in Michigan to deliver on the kitchen-table issues. I’m ready to work with both parties in the legislature to get shovels in the ground and put Michiganders first.” 

The pan will send billions of dollars to Michigan. Here’s a breakdown of how it invests in Michigan:

  • Michigan would receive $7.3 billion to fix roads and $563 million for bridge replacement or repairs.
  • Michigan would receive $1 billion to improve public transportation across the state.
  • Michigan would receive $1.3 billion to improve water infrastructure, including lead service line replacement, to ensure safe drinking water is available in all communities.
  • Michigan would receive $100 million to expand high-speed internet access to an additional 398,000 Michiganders.
  • Michigan would receive $110 million to boost the state’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.