December 16, 2021

Duckworth Meets with South Suburban Mayors to Discuss Impact of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal on Suburban Communities


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met virtually with members of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA), including SSMMA President and Thornton Village President Bob Kolosh and more than a dozen local mayors and managers, to discuss the impact the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will have on their communities and how it will help improve the lives of working families. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will spur economic advancement and help Illinoisans by encouraging the creation of good-paying local jobs, updating roads and bridges, improving access to clean drinking water and ensuring more transit accessibility, among many other benefits.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal means more good-paying local jobs, better accessibility and improved lives for families throughout the Southland, for Illinoisans across the state and all Americans across the country,” Duckworth said. “The projects that this new law makes possible will help transform the lives of so many in our community for the better, and I’m proud we were able to get it done. I look forward to seeing the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal in the South Suburbs and across our state for years to come.”

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) is an intergovernmental agency providing technical assistance and joint services to municipal members in Cook and Will Counties. SSMMA currently serves 45 member communities across the Southland that cover more than 223 square miles and are home to over 750,000 residents.

Last month 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.