May 18, 2022

Duckworth Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Pandemic Relief Benefits with Will County Leadership


[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with several members of the Will County board to discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law can support Illinoisans in the region by helping improve water infrastructure, fix local roads and bridges and create good-paying, local jobs. During the video call, Duckworth and the group also discussed economic development and substance abuse treatment and prevention initiatives supported by the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan (ARP) that would help improve quality of life for residents. A screenshot of the video call is available here.

“Over the coming months and years Illinoisans will feel the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law through cleaner drinking water, safer wastewater systems, shortened commute times and more good-paying jobs,” Duckworth said. “It was great to discuss these benefits with Will County leaders today as well as how, together, we can continue supporting and lowering costs for the region’s working families. I look forward to continuing my efforts to help the county recover and thrive.”

This past November, President Biden signed the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law that included several provisions led by Duckworth to help improve the lives of working Americans by making drinking water safer, reducing traffic congestion, allowing infrastructure projects to implement local hiring initiatives, protecting roadside responders and improving transit accessibility, among many other benefits for workers. The law will help Illinois and Illinois communities improve roads, bridges, highways, public transit, airports and more throughout the state to allow for more good-paying jobs, better accessibility and needed investments.

Duckworth’s bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act (DWWIA) was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and it will put Americans back to work fixing and upgrading our nation’s crumbling and dangerous water infrastructure. Duckworth’s DWWIA will also enable communities to repair and modernize failing wastewater systems, better protect families from forever chemicals like PFAS and deliver environmental justice to communities in every corner of the state that have been ignored for too long—all while creating good-paying, local jobs.