ODP Chair Walters Applauds House Passage Of Landmark Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act
November 6, 2021
Columbus, OH — Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters released the following statement today following the landmark passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will create jobs in Ohio and provide critical investments for infrastructure projects around the state. Now the package President Biden, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, and Democrats in our congressional delegation helped negotiate will head to President Biden’s desk.
“While every leading Ohio Republican running for U.S. Senate opposes this historic plan to create more good-paying jobs right here in Ohio, President Biden, Senator Brown, and Democrats in our congressional delegation worked to deliver one of the boldest infrastructure plans in our lifetime that will invest in our roads, bridges, water pipes, and high-speed internet. By opposing this plan, every leading GOP Senate candidate shows they don’t care about bringing jobs back from overseas, investing in high-speed internet, and helping America compete with countries like China that threaten our economy. This infrastructure bill is a big deal for Ohio – it means critical funding for the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, new investments in high-speed internet in Zanesville, and will help fix water pipes in Columbus – and I am grateful to President Biden, Senator Brown, and Democrats in our congressional delegation for making this once-in-a-generation plan a reality,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters.