Texas Scores Big with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Source: Environment Texas
November 6, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 last night to build a bridge to a brighter future by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. This major bipartisan package will improve Texas’ transportation and power infrastructure and ensure clean water over the coming decades.

Up next: a budget reconciliation bill that would help the U.S. stall climate change and clean up our environment. The Build Back Better Act includes clean energy tax incentives and other investments to tackle pollution.

Key environmental provisions with funding include: removing lead pipes; building EV charging stations; upgrading Texas’s ailing electric grid and power infrastructure; and upgrades to public transportation systems.

Read the press release in its entirety.