Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson reacts to passing of Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding Bill

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Common Council President and future Acting Mayor of Milwaukee Cavalier Johnson released a statement Saturday, Nov. 6, on the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding Bill by Congress Friday, Nov. 5.

"The passage of the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding Bill by Congress is a giant step forward for our nation and for the City of Milwaukee," Johnson said. "We are going to see unprecedented investments in our neighborhoods, our roads, and other critical city infrastructure starting very soon. This will create jobs, improve our quality of life, and make our economy stronger."

The infrastructure bill will reportedly provide direct funding to repair and construct roads, bridges, and sewers, including our lead service line removal efforts.

The infrastructure bill will provide significant direct funding for our roads, bridges, and sewers, including our lead service line removal efforts. It will also help provide vital broadband affordability, and upgrades to our water and energy systems.

"President Biden today called this a ‘blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America.’ Nothing could be more Milwaukee. This new investment will result in thousands of good, family-supporting union jobs to get the work done. I think it also means huge opportunities for Milwaukee residents to enter skilled trades" said Johnson."

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill, passed by Congress on Friday, would also reportedly help provide vital broadband affordability, and add upgrades to water and energy systems.

"I am committed to capturing the maximum amount of grants available and bringing our federal tax dollars back to our city to be put to work on behalf of Milwaukee residents" said Johnson.

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