Bipartisan infrastructure bills overseen by the Interior Department support nearly 18,000 jobs and $2 billion to the economy annually.

Bipartisan infrastructure bills overseen by the Interior Department support nearly 18,000 jobs and $2 billion to the economy annually.

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov

Washington – As the Biden-Harris Administration marks the two-year anniversary of President Biden signing the bipartisan infrastructure law today, the Department of the Interior released a new analysis estimating that investments from the landmark law supported an average of 17,669 jobs and contributed an average of $2 billion to the economy each year.

The department also issued Second anniversary report, which highlights key sweeping successes, accomplishments, and personal impact stories as a result of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. To commemorate the President’s Invest in America agenda and highlight these economic contributions, Secretary Haaland is traveling this week to South Carolina and Iowa to highlight new investments to restore and conserve our nation’s lands and waters.

“This bipartisan infrastructure law is a historic down payment to ensure that future generations have access to clean air, safe water, fertile soil, and the overall quality of life currently threatened by the worsening climate crisis,” he said. Secretary Deb Haaland. “Since President Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill two years ago, we have worked hard at the Department of the Interior to get these critical investments into American communities as quickly as possible, and we are making tremendous progress in creating jobs, revitalizing economies, and strengthening resilience.” The face of climate change.”

“At the Department of the Interior, we know that success in implementing a bipartisan infrastructure bill comes through frequent collaboration with federal, state, tribal, local, and labor leaders and their communities,” he said. Infrastructure Coordinator Winnie Stachelberg. “Over the past two years, we have worked to garner as many votes as possible to ensure we deliver these programs for the American people. Today’s reports show that we are achieving real results as envisioned by President Biden, creating good-paying jobs and growing the economy from the bottom up and from the middle out.

President Biden’s Investing in America agenda grows the American economy from the bottom up and down the middle — from rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, to driving more than $600 billion in private sector and clean energy investments in the United States, to creating good-paying and building jobs. A clean energy economy that will combat climate change and make our societies more resilient.

The bipartisan infrastructure bill contains a total of $28.1 billion over 15 years for Department initiatives, including combating legacy pollution, restoring critical habitat, addressing the drought crisis, helping manage wildland fires, and helping communities prepare for extreme weather events.

Since President Biden signed the law into law in November 2021, the Department has achieved, among other accomplishments:

  • Allocating more than $8 billion to about 1,500 projects across the country, and launching an interactive map to track these investments.
  • Establishes a new Orphan Well Program Office to ensure effective, accountable, and efficient implementation of the new Orphan Oil and Gas Well Cleanup Program on Federal, State, and Tribal Lands,
  • Reveal a Restoration and resilience framework To direct more than $2 billion in investments from the bipartisan Infrastructure and Inflation Control Act to restore our nation’s lands and waters,
  • Launching a voluntary, community-led relocation initiative, with more than $135 million in federal commitments to help tribal communities severely impacted by climate-related environmental threats.
  • In partnership with the Department of Agriculture, a joint firefighter behavioral health program was created to support the health and well-being of firefighters
  • Grant matching requirements have been waived for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to reduce the financial burden on U.S. territories receiving this funding.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Act for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 Estimated Economic Contributions by Activity:

The economic report released today addresses the direct, indirect and induced impact of the Ministry’s orphan wells programme, the abandoned mine land remediation programme, and the water infrastructure programme. These three bipartisan infrastructure programs were selected for primary research due to the economic intent of the law.

Industry sector

Supported functions

Contributions to GDP

fiscal year 2022

fiscal year 2023

fiscal year 2022

fiscal year 2023

building

3,431

15,080

$357,153,606

$1,576,202,912

Oil and gas well capping operations

3,332

226

$467,781,240

$31,850,536

Building maintenance and repair

2,255

1,823

$262,742,249

$213,265,100

Waste management and treatment services

1,822

3,521

$224,805,182

$435,502,134

State Government Employment and Salaries, Other

746

503

$79,510,472

$53,834,126

State institutional spending, other

432

0

$49,870,216

$0

Architectural, engineering and related services

348

705

$38,549,685

$78,287,370

Environmental consulting services and other technical services

135

854

$14,961,912

$94,891,654

Employment and salaries in the federal government

32

36

$5,037,205

$5,731,789

Office administrative services

0

47

$0

$3,563,127

Management consulting services

0

11

$0

$1,162,971

Computer systems design support

0

0

$0

$45,169

the total

12,534

22,805

$1,500,411,768

$2,494,336,889

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