Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Press Release

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Passes Senate Despite Ron Johnson Ignoring Best Interests of Wisconsinites


By - Aug 10th, 2021 10:58 am

MADISON, Wis. — Today, President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal passed the Senate. The once-in-a-generation legislation will invest billions of dollars into Wisconsin’s economy. Yet, despite a vast majority of voters supporting the landmark plan, Ron Johnson tried to block the plan and ultimately voted against critical federal infrastructure funding that would help Wisconsin communities and create jobs.

The bipartisan bill, which passed thanks to President Biden and was championed by Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin, will provide crucial investments to fix our roads and bridges, ensure clean drinking water, increase access to affordable broadband, and create good-paying jobs across Wisconsin.

According to Brookings, “the Senate infrastructure bill puts America closer to another New Deal.”

In response to the vote, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement:

“After blatantly ignoring calls from local community leaders and residents, Ron Johnson has cast his vote against the bipartisan infrastructure plan, taking his standing with Wisconsinites to an all-time low. What’s best for Wisconsin isn’t even an afterthought for Ron Johnson. Once again, he has put his self-serving agenda above the state’s workers, small businesses, and economy.

“Thankfully, we have leaders like President Biden and Senator Baldwin who are tireless advocates for Wisconsin’s working families and small businesses. Democrats have delivered an infrastructure deal that will deliver $79 million for electric vehicles and clean energy solutions, $100 million for expanded broadband access, $595 million to improve public transportation, $5.2 billion for highway repairs, and $225 million for bridges repairs across the state. This deal is an investment in Wisconsin’s future, building on the key investments made by Governor Tony Evers, and sends a clear message: that President Biden and Wisconsin Democrats care about the world we leave for our children. Sen. Ron Johnson clearly doesn’t have the same commitment.”

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3 thoughts on “Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Passes Senate Despite Ron Johnson Ignoring Best Interests of Wisconsinites”

  1. Ron Johnson has failed Wisconsin in this and other matters. Called “the Republican Party’s foremost amplifier of conspiracy theories and disinformation,” he has spread lies, misinformation, and has worked to undermine our elections, public health, and local authorities. While his mistaken thinking may otherwise be ignored, his present position as US Senator represents a significant negative impact for people in Wisconsin as well as the country.

  2. Duane says:

    Anyone going to read all 2,700 pages of this bill or do we take the Democratic Party’s word that this is “once in a generation legislation” akin to an FDR type New Deal? Wow, stop the presses. $79m for electric cars. Pretty underwhelming. (Some are getting the distinct impression that climate change is killing the the planet). Is there any reversal on any of the tax cuts the wealthy have been given to help pay for this? Are we just going to go further in debt to keep the current economic system that generates extreme wealth inequality. Hey, at least we will be filling the potholes! Gimme a break. If this “bi-partisan” bill somehow gets passed and they run the clock out on any additional infrastructure spending then it proves our current political system is broke and only serves the needs of the political donors not the people.

  3. Gordon Skare says:

    Wasn’t the 2017 tax cut a “no worry” concern about who makes up the for lost taxes (1 Trillion $$)?
    Last night’s blow thru reflects the climate change happening now. A least this is a start, hopefully the House will pass this too upon return in Sept.

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