WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
“After tonight’s vote, the United States is now positioned to make an unprecedented investment in its infrastructure and its workers. Our trading partners and countries around the world are investing in their infrastructure. For the United States to maintain its global competitive edge, we have to keep up and this bill will help us do exactly that.
“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will rebuild and repair our roads, deliver broadband to rural communities, and create reliable 21st century energy networks. It will help companies and entrepreneurs reach new customers and markets thousands of miles away. It is key to unlocking broad-based economic prosperity and helping the United States build back better.
“I congratulate President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Majority Leader Schumer for reaching this historic moment. And I am deeply grateful to the Members of Congress who helped negotiate a bill that will position the United States for success in the years and decades to come.”