WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure legislation.
“The bipartisan infrastructure bill is good for South Carolina. It provides much-needed help for our roads, bridges, ports, and expands broadband internet access. I have always been supportive of infrastructure investment and wish we had passed this years ago.
“This bill provides American infrastructure with a much-needed facelift.”
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LEGISLATION:
- The legislation includes substantial funding for South Carolina including record-high investment in our state’s road infrastructure.
- South Carolina will receive $4.6 billion in highway funding, $274 million in bridge replacement and rehabilitation funding, and $70 million to assist in the deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations over the next five years.
- The legislation includes the DRIVE-Safe Act, which Senator Graham cosponsored, to help develop the next generation of American truck drivers. (READ MORE: https://www.postandcourier.com/kingstree/opinion/drive-safe-act/article_1fca2ab0-b403-11eb-99c3-effb457d0b2c.html)
- The legislation includes the Graham-cosponsored BuyAmerican.gov provision which promotes easier access for South Carolina businesses to view and apply for government procurement contracts.