After months of intense bipartisan talks, the U.S. Senate passed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on August 10. The bill, which includes $550 billion in new federal spending, could directly and indirectly affect the lives of many current and future generations of Americans. It includes measures such as spending for roads, bridges and public transit, a major expansion of high-speed internet access; funding for clean drinking water, more money for electric vehicles and modernizing the country’s power grid.
Just ahead of the bill’s passage in the Senate, the White House issued updated fact sheets that highlight its potential impact on a state-by-state (and territory) basis. Each sheet shows what the historic legislation will deliver for states and territories to make repairs, upgrades and protections. Individual fact sheets for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are linked from the White House’s press release, outlining their specific proposed investments in roads and bridges, public transportation, clean drinking water and more. Many of these actions are meant to create jobs and help tackle global warming, as well as helping to make Americans healthier and safer.