Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Senator Tammy Baldwin joined the Democrats in the U.S. Senate and worked to
pass the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Nineteen
Republicans also voted in favor of the Law. Unfortunately, Senator Ron Johnson
of Wisconsin voted “No.”
President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
November 15, 2021.
Two years after the passing of this historic legislation, Wisconsin has received
over $5.1 billion to kickstart over 300 new infrastructure projects. Some of these
projects include repairs to Wisconsin’s major airports, lead pipe replacements,
power grid enhancements, improvements to our roads, bridges and waterways,
cleaning up legacy pollution in our Great Lakes, and statewide broadband
It also includes money for people to update their homes to be more energy
efficient. Two family members have benefited from this.
$1.6 billion from the Infrastructure Act will be used to replace the Blatnik Bridge
that connects Superior, Wisconsin to Duluth, Minnesota—The Twin Ports. The
Bridge opened in 1961 and has reached the end of its life. The new bridge will be
safer and boost the regional economy.
About 33,021 cars per day travel on the Blatnik Bridge. 265,000 trucks
transporting nearly $1 billion of goods travel across the bridge annually.
In September of 2023, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Amy Klobuchar
(D-Minn), Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn), and Rep. Slauben (R-Minn) sent a letter to
President Biden urging him to fund the Project.
Representative Tom Tiffany who represents Wisconsin’s 7 th Congressional District
voted against the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
On January 25, 2024, President Biden traveled to the “Twin Ports” to announce
his commitment to invest in American Infrastructure and Jobs creation as a
cornerstone of his Administration.
Hundreds of jobs will be created for Iron Workers and others. These jobs will
boost the area economy.
This link breaks down how the estimated $5.1 billion of the infrastructure Act and
Jobs Act will be used in Wisconsin:
We can thank Senator Tammy Baldwin for all that she has done for the people of
Wisconsin since she was elected in 2012. Senator Tammy Baldwin works for the
people of Wisconsin. Senator Tammy Baldwin works with Republicans for the
benefit of all of us!!