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5 July, 2023

Taking Credit Where It’s Not Due: Republicans flip flop on Infrastructure Bill

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Mapping who’s really behind 418 new infrastructure projects

Republicans claim credit for 418 infrastructure projects they voted against. Flip flop!

President Biden's Infrastructure Bill includes $1.2 trillion for transportation, utilities and pollution cleanup. Over 400 projects are underway improving lives and creating jobs across the country.

200 Republican reps and 30 senators voted against the billions that their states stood to gain from the package, but are now claiming credit for the projects.

Check this map for details on the infrastructure projects. Who voted to fund them? Who voted against them? Give credit where credit is due.

Taking Credit Where It's Not Due: Republican flip flop on Infrastructure Bill

President Biden's Infrastructure Bill pays off

Americans are beginning to learn how funds from the bipartisan infrastructure package passed by Congress late last year will help improve their roads, bridges and airports. Billions of dollars in federal funds have been awarded to specific infrastructure projects and doled out to states across the country over the past 10 months. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in November 2021, will provide $550 billion of new federal investments over five years, touching everything from bridges and roads to the nation’s public transit, broadband, water and energy systems. - CNN

President Biden's Infrastructure Bill pays off for all Americans

Putting politics over their state's needs

"Thirty Republican senators voted against the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill when it passed the U.S. Senate turning their backs on billions that their states stand to gain from the package. What about Alabama?

"Both senators from Alabama—Tommy Tuberville and Richard Shelby—voted against the infrastructure bill. Based on the legislation's funding formula, Alabama would get more than $5.4 billion for highway and bridge upgrades.

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Bridge Inventory report released in March, at least 620 bridges in the state are considered structurally deficient. Meanwhile, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates 11 percent of Alabama roads are in "poor" condition, costing each motorist an estimated $434 a year in repairs. Additionally, the bill would provide for at least $405 million to improve public transportation in the state." - Newsweek

Don't be bamboozled

Check where the new infrastructure projects are? How big is the investment? How many people will it benefit? Who voted for the project? Who voted against it? Who is claiming credit for infrastructure projects that voted against funding? Don't be bamboozled. Give credit where it is due.

This map was created with ArcGIS Online using data from the RAISE database.

Who voted for and against President Biden’s infrastructure bill

TakeAway: Don't get bamboozled by Republicans claiming credit for infrastructure they voted against. Vote for Democrats.

Deepak
DemLabs

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