One Country Project November 6, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  

November 6, 2021 

CONTACT: [email protected] 

One Country Statement on Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, One Country Project founder Senator Heidi Heitkamp issued the following statement:

“The passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill is an important step toward setting rural America up for success today and in the years to come. We commend President Biden, Democratic leadership, and the bipartisan majorities that delivered this important win for rural America.

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help keep rural communities connected by increasing broadband access, modernizing roads and bridges, and supporting 21st century industries. Having access to reliable, affordable internet is key for farmers and small businesses to remain competitive in new markets, and it can bring education, workforce training, and health care directly into remote households. Meanwhile, making neglected transportation infrastructure safe and efficient is critically important for ensuring rural residents can access emergency services, bolster supply chains, and spur job creation alongside rural economic growth. Expanding access to clean drinking water across the country, including Tribal communities, is another key issue addressed by the passing of this bill.

“This is an important step forward in advancing the president’s Build Back Better Agenda, and builds upon the steps taken by the American Rescue Plan to ensure rural communities and the U.S. economy are positioned to thrive in today’s global economy.”

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About One Country Project  

The One Country Project, led by former Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, is working to promote greater opportunities for rural communities and ensure leaders earn their support. One Country is reengaging with rural Americans, serving as a clearinghouse of research and information for rural Americans, and working to ensure leaders regain trust by fighting for these communities. To learn more, visit the website, OneCountryProject.org. 

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