Shaheen Updates New England Council on Bipartisan Infrastructure Negotiations

July 14, 2021

(Washington, DC) – This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered a virtual ‘Capitol Hill Report’ to members of the New England Council (NEC) on her ongoing efforts to advance a bipartisan infrastructure bill in the Senate. Shaheen is a negotiator in the group of lawmakers writing the bipartisan deal. During her remarks, Shaheen highlighted the historic investments the framework would make in American communities, businesses and the workforce, including: 

  • Rebuilding crumbling roads, bridges and tunnels across the nation; 
  • Providing clean drinking water in American homes by modernizing water infrastructure and addressing contamination by toxins like PFAS in drinking water supplies; 
  • Expanding access to reliable, high-speed broadband internet; and 
  • Prioritizing sustainable solutions to improve our infrastructure systems to combat the climate change crisis and much more. 

“It was a pleasure to join members of the New England Council this morning to deliver an update on bipartisan infrastructure negotiations in Congress. We’re still talking. We’re still negotiating. And we’re working hard to get this done,” said Senator Shaheen. “Members of the NEC know better than anyone the importance of investing in our infrastructure to support our region’s businesses and workforce, which are the lifeblood of our economy. That’s why I’ve been working across the aisle to draft infrastructure legislation that will support our communities and the American workforce through historic investments to repair our crumbling roads, bridge the digital divide by expanding access to broadband, provide clean drinking water and much more. Congress must seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver for the American people.”