President Joe Biden’s administration is touting the latest numbers on how bipartisan infrastructure law money is flowing into Minnesota heading into November’s midterm.
“This year alone, Minnesota will receive more than $1.2 billion for transportation to invest in roads, bridges, public transit, ports and airports and more than $116 million for clean water. “, according to a report published last week. “And, to date, more than 125,506 homes across the state are enjoying affordable internet access thanks to the bipartisan Infrastructure Act.”
All Democrats in Minnesota’s congressional delegation voted for the final package last year, except Rep. Ilhan Omar. GOP Representatives Tom Emmer, Pete Stauber, Michelle Fischbach and the late Jim Hagedorn joined Omar in voting against the legislation.
The White House listed Minnesota’s funding so far: $65 million for bridges, $166 million for public transit and $860 million for highways. The report also details about $76 million for Minnesota on bloat, as well as $34 million for ports and more than $82 million for airports, with more money on the way.
The report comes as Democrats risk losing their grip on the House and Senate this fall, and the infrastructure act is a notable achievement for the Biden administration as inflation and other issues loom in the elections.
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