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Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Passes Senate Despite Ron Johnson Ignoring Best Interests of Wisconsinites

Aug 10, 2021

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August 10, 2021

Contact: WisDems Communications (press@wisdems.org)

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Passes Senate Despite Ron Johnson Ignoring Best Interests of Wisconsinites

MADISON, Wis. — Today, President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal passed the Senate. The once-in-a-generation legislation will invest billions of dollars into Wisconsin’s economy. Yet, despite a vast majority of voters supporting the landmark plan, Ron Johnson tried to block the plan and ultimately voted against critical federal infrastructure funding that would help Wisconsin communities and create jobs.  

The bipartisan bill, which passed thanks to President Biden and was championed by Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin, will provide crucial investments to fix our roads and bridges, ensure clean drinking water, increase access to affordable broadband, and create good-paying jobs across Wisconsin.

According to Brookings, “the Senate infrastructure bill puts America closer to another New Deal.”

In response to the vote, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement:

“After blatantly ignoring calls from local community leaders and residents, Ron Johnson has cast his vote against the bipartisan infrastructure plan, taking his standing with Wisconsinites to an all-time low. What’s best for Wisconsin isn’t even an afterthought for Ron Johnson. Once again, he has put his self-serving agenda above the state’s workers, small businesses, and economy.

“Thankfully, we have leaders like President Biden and Senator Baldwin who are tireless advocates for Wisconsin’s working families and small businesses. Democrats have delivered an infrastructure deal that will deliver $79 million for electric vehicles and clean energy solutions, $100 million for expanded broadband access, $595 million to improve public transportation, $5.2 billion for highway repairs, and $225 million for bridges repairs across the state. This deal is an investment in Wisconsin’s future, building on the key investments made by Governor Tony Evers, and sends a clear message: that President Biden and Wisconsin Democrats care about the world we leave for our children. Sen. Ron Johnson clearly doesn’t have the same commitment.”

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