Dec 01, 2021


December 1, 2021

Contact: WisDems Press (press@wisdems.org)

NEW: Spectrum News: DNC Chairman Touts Impact Of Infrastructure Deal For Wisconsin

Chairman Harrison: “This is a big deal, it’s a really big deal and particularly for the people of Wisconsin.”

MADISON, Wis. — Days after President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison spoke with Spectrum News 1 about how these investments will help Wisconsin build back better. This historic legislation will bring billions of dollars in federal funding to Wisconsin and rebuild the state’s infrastructure, create good-paying jobs, expand broadband access, and ensure clean drinking water is a right in all Wisconsin homes. 


Watch the full interview here, or read key excerpts below:

  • “Touting the $1 trillion dollar infrastructure package signed into law by President Joe Biden earlier this month, Democrats in Wisconsin and across the country continue to promote the boost to jobs, roads and bridges which they promise is coming.”
  • “‘This is a big deal, it’s a really big deal and particularly for the people of Wisconsin,’ Democratic National Committee chairman Jaime Harrison told Spectrum News 1. ‘In this legislation, $5.2 billion will go toward rebuilding roads and bridges in Wisconsin, almost $1 billion for clean drinking water, $592 million for public transit and one aspect of this bill which I believe is really, really important— the money for broadband…’”
  • “While Biden and Democrats in Congress were able to get some support from across the aisle, most Republicans on Capitol Hill voted against the package, including all elected members of Congress from Wisconsin.”