Shaheen Helps Advance Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal in the Senate

July 29, 2021

**Shaheen has helped lead negotiations on the historic, bipartisan infrastructure agreement.**

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of a procedural motion that will allow debate on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which she’s helped negotiate over the last few months:

“This has been a long time in the making and I appreciate the continued good-faith negotiations from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to see this bipartisan infrastructure agreement through,” said Shaheen. “Late nights, early mornings and countless conversations about how to make best use of this historic opportunity to invest in our nation’s infrastructure led us to where we are today and I’m looking forward to getting this legislation over the finish line. This bill will make overdue repairs to our roads, rails, bridges and waterways and create good-paying jobs without raising taxes. Part of what I’m most proud of, provisions I negotiated, will build out our broadband network to help put every community on the grid and will address our dilapidated water infrastructure so no parent worries about the safety of their children’s water when they turn on the tap. This legislation does not include everything I wanted because that’s what compromise means – you give and you get. And New Hampshire is going to get a lot out of this investment. I’ll continue to find ways to advance those other priorities in Congress, while also building on the bipartisan progress made today so we can deliver this historic legislation to the President’s desk as swiftly as possible.”