WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) issued the following statement after President Biden signed into law the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, landmark legislation that Sen. Coons helped negotiate. The bipartisan infrastructure deal will make the most significant long-term investment in U.S. highways, rail, transit systems, clean energy, and other infrastructure-related programs in nearly a century.

"President Biden's signing of the bipartisan infrastructure deal lays the foundation for many years of infrastructure improvements across the United States – from upgrades to our roads, railroads, and bridges, to improving clean water, climate resiliency, and access to high-speed internet," Sen. Coons, who attended the bill signing ceremony at the White House, said. "The new law will promote clean energy while producing high-quality and good-paying jobs across our state without raising taxes, and I was honored to be a part of the group that negotiated this deal. I look forward to passing the rest of President Biden's Build Back Better agenda through Congress to further improve the lives of folks in Delaware."