STATEMENT: BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUCES $1 BILLION INVESTMENT IN U.S AIRPORTS, CREATING THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 7, 2022

Contact: 
Jack Miller, Communications Director
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STATEMENT: BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUCES $1 BILLION INVESTMENT IN U.S AIRPORTS, CREATING THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Biden administration announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will distribute $1 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to improve 85 airports across the nation. The funding will be used to increase energy efficiency, expand airport capacity, and improve access for individuals with disabilities. The projects will create thousands of jobs all across the country.

View the FAA’s tracker to see where thousands of jobs will be created

Invest in America senior adviser Zac Petkanas issued the following statement:

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was indeed a once-in-a-generation investment in America’s economic future. This $1 billion in funding will create thousands of jobs, upgrade dozens of airports, and ultimately save Americans time and money.

“Politicians have talked for decades about a massive, bipartisan infrastructure deal – but it was President Biden who finally delivered. Thanks to his leadership, 95 percent of the jobs lost during the pandemic have returned and the U.S. economy continues to grow with these historic investments.”

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The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

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