AISC, NSBA Applaud Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
November 9, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA, a division of AISC) commend the U.S. Congress for passing the $1.2 trillion, bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), which is expected to boost infrastructure investment by nearly 40%.
The Act, which President Joe Biden will likely sign into law soon, will enable much-needed and long-overdue investment in our nation's critical infrastructure, including highway structures, bridges, and public transit structures. It will strengthen our economy and create good-paying jobs by using domestic fabricated structural steel to meet the demand of the future, explained Max Puchtel, AISC's director of government relations and sustainability.
"This is a collective victory," says Puchtel. "The tireless advocacy work of our members, allied steel associations and construction coalitions, and the greater steel community has finally paid off."
The Act also contains strong Buy America provisions which will keep our public dollars invested here at home. Construction materials must be produced in the United States, and any general waivers to the program continue to require review.
To learn more about the construction funding provided in the new Bill, please see the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA's) summary of the Act’s full contents.
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American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.
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