Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Nearly $1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding Allocated for Houston Region
And more funding to come to Houston region
Houston, November 15, 2023
Today, on the second anniversary of the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), highlighted that the Houston region has already received allocations of $911,436,609 in IIJA funding. The IIJA is the largest, long-term investment in the country’s infrastructure in nearly a century. Congresswoman Fletcher is a member of the Regional Leadership Council, which is made up of 12 members of Congress from across the country, and works to enhance coordination between federal agencies, Congress, and regional stakeholders to ensure the accomplishments of the 117th Congress—including the IIJA—are implemented as quickly and as effectively as possible.
“I am so proud that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has delivered nearly $1 billion for the Houston region since President Biden signed the bill into law two years ago today,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “The IIJA is helping us invest in our communities now to modernize our infrastructure, to spur economic growth, and to enhance our competitiveness for the 21st century—and we’re just getting started with these investments here in Houston. It is an investment in our future. I look forward to seeing even more investments from this law in our community, and to working with partners to secure them.”
Some funding highlights for the Houston area include:
For Texas, the IIJA has provided critical funds for roads, bridges, roadway safety, and other major projects, including:
To learn more about these investments, click here.
In 2021, Congresswoman Fletcher voted for the IIJA, which authorized $1.2 trillion for transportation and infrastructure spending, and established new grant programs for infrastructure projects, including energy infrastructure, flooding infrastructure, and broadband infrastructure. Since its enactment, Congresswoman Fletcher has partnered with state and local government to advocate for funding for many projects in the greater Houston area.