WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today released the following statement on the signing of H.R.3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
“Roads, bridges, broadband, ports, rail, and clean water are the building blocks of a healthy economy. This legislation focuses on those core priorities, and I am happy to see it finally signed into law.
“Mississippi will soon see major investments in our state’s hard infrastructure, including $3.3 billion for roads and highways, $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs, a minimum of $100 million for broadband infrastructure, $283 million for water infrastructure, and significant funding for Army Corps of Engineers projects and port and rail improvements.
“But I will say it clearly once more – this legislation involving hard infrastructure – which I support – stands in sharp contrast to the Democrats’ forthcoming social welfare spending bill, which is a multi-trillion-dollar reckless tax-and-spending spree that our country does not need and cannot afford.
“This costly Democratic proposal will not earn a single Republican vote, and I will continue working with my colleagues to oppose its passage.”