WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today issued the following statement after successfully leading the Senate to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.
“In February of this year, President Biden invited me to the White House—along with a bipartisan group of my colleagues on the EPW Committee—to discuss the dire need to work together on addressing our nation’s infrastructure needs. Building on the bipartisan work of the EPW, Commerce, and Energy and Natural Resources committees, we’ve now cut across partisan divides and delivered an extraordinary piece of legislation with historic investments in everything from roads and transit to broadband and water.
“But let’s be clear—this legislation is the start, not the end, of our work to meet this moment for our nation. We need our upcoming budget to make bold, transformational investments that can kickstart our economy, strengthen our communities, and support our families. And, as Chairman of the EPW Committee, I’ll be working to seize this opportunity to tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and build a brighter future for all Americans.”