The U.S. House of Representatives passed of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday, Nov. 5. The $1 trillion bill includes billions of dollars in funding for utilities, roads and bridges, airports, railroads, and more.
Upon its passage, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) released the following statement from its president and CEO, Michael Ireland:
“The Portland Cement Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for finally passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This bipartisan infrastructure bill not only addresses years of underinvestment in the nation’s infrastructure but will spur economic growth and job creation in communities across the country, improving the quality of life and our nation’s global competitiveness. As many are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, this legislation will further our nation’s recovery, creating thousands of well-paying jobs.
PCA Members across the country appreciate the legislation passing a long-term reauthorization of the surface transportation program, including significant investments in our water infrastructure, providing funding for DOE to focus on the research, development, and deployment of technologies for manufacturers to capture carbon emissions, and the exemption of cement from Buy America requirements. We are eager for President Biden to sign this legislation into law and start building a better future for America.”