November 6, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY, NYLast night, the United States House of Representatives passed President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, bringing the country another step closer to a once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure. 

In response, New York State Democratic Party Chair Jay S. Jacobs released the following statement:

“As he promised, President Biden worked across the aisle to forge consensus and deliver results. His Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is now one step closer to creating good-paying jobs, growing our economy, and making much-needed improvements to critical infrastructure like our nation’s roads and highways, bridges and transit; drinking water systems; and broadband. Thanks to President Biden and Democrats, our country is primed to position American workers, farmers, and businesses to compete and win in the 21st century.”

Based on funding formula alone, the State of New York would expect to receive:

$11.6 Billion to improve highways and $1.9 Billion for bridge replacement and repairs over five years. 

$9.8 Billion over five years to improve public transportation options across the State. 

$175 Million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the Sate. New York State will also have the opportunity to apply for the $2.5 Billion in grant funding dedicated to EV charging in the bill. 

A minimum of $100 Million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, following Governor Hochul’s historic launch of the first-ever in-depth statewide mapping study of broadband to identify the availability, reliability and cost of high-speed broadband services across the State. 5,375,000 or 28% of people in New York will also be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access. 

$34 Million over five years to protect against wildfires. 

$28 Million to protect against cyberattacks. 

$2.6 Billion over five years to improve water infrastructure across the State. 

$685 Million over five years to supplement Governor Kathy Hochul’s historic airport enhancement projects.