Two Years of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Two Years of Historic Progress in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Two years ago today, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, making historic investments in Wisconsin’s roads, bridges, and transportation infrastructure, expanding rural access to high speed internet, tackling climate change, and protecting access to clean water.

“President Biden and our Wisconsin Democratic congressional delegation delivered a huge win for the people of Wisconsin with the passage of the infrastructure law two years ago today,” said Chris Walloch, executive director of A Better Wisconsin Together. “It has been one of the largest long-term investments in Wisconsin’s infrastructure that we’ve seen in recent years, not just investing in infrastructure and climate but also in our economy, by creating and sustaining well-paying jobs for Wisconsin families.”

Below are some highlights of how the Infrastructure Bill has already spurred long-term change across the Badger State, as of summer 2023:

  • More than $1 billion to connect Wisconsinites with high-speed internet access. This includes 376,000 Wisconsin households getting enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program;
  • Over $2 billion to improve the more than 900 bridges and over 6,976 miles of highway in poor condition across the state;
  • $370 million to ensure Wisconsinites have clean drinking water, especially in local schools through lead pipe replacement efforts;
  • $15 billion to clean up polluted land;
  • $599 million to expand sustainable public transportation in Wisconsin, an issue that disproportionately impacts BIPOC households;
  • And more.

“Fixing roads and bridges, expanding high-speed internet, tackling climate change, and ensuring we have clean water are the investments in our communities that Wisconsin has long-needed – and now those needs are being addressed,” Walloch said.

As we continue to see the benefits of the Infrastructure Law in the Badger State, join A Better Wisconsin Together in thanking President Biden, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, and Reps. Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan – who all voted ‘Yes’ to the Infrastructure bill and made this possible.

# # #

A Better Wisconsin Together is a state-based research and communications hub for progressives and is an affiliate of ProgressNow.