Washington, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislation that represents the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century. The bill now heads to the president for his signature to become law. Applauding the House’s action, USCM President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley released the following statement:

“This is a momentous day. Mayors across the country thank members of the House who helped pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which will revitalize our nation’s infrastructure, create thousands of good-paying jobs and enable our country to compete and lead in the 21st century. This bill will help us tackle our country’s biggest challenges, modernizing our roads and bridges, improving our energy and water infrastructure, developing clean energy technology, and providing every American with a broadband connection. This legislation will make our country more competitive, prosperous, sustainable, and just.  This legislation will have a meaningful impact on the lives of people in American cities everywhere, which is why 369 mayors – Republicans, Democrats and Independents from all 50 states – sent a letter to Congress this summer urging them to take immediate action on this legislation. As this bill becomes law we must all continue our efforts to make sure we don’t simply go back to normal, but rather build back better than before.”