Feinstein Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill – Senator Dianne Feinstein

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today applauded House passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This bill, which already passed the Senate, will help modernize the country’s infrastructure and create thousands of jobs. The bill will next go to President Biden for his signature.
“This bill is critical for the future of California. Not only will it help modernize California’s complex infrastructure to help modernize our economy and attract more jobs, it also invests heavily in the twin challenges of wildfire mitigation and drought resiliency,” Feinstein said.
“We know climate change is one of the more dire challenges we face, particularly in California where dry conditions encourage wildfires and limit our water resources.
“This bill boosts wildfire mitigation programs by increasing federal firefighter salaries, undergrounding power lines, expanding the use of microgrids, installing fire-resistant technology and more. And it helps modernize our water infrastructure by funding water recycling and desalination programs, allowing for increased water storage and restoring critical wildlife habitat.
“California’s economy drives the nation and we must keep up with the competition. This bill helps to ensure that will happen while at the same time addressing some of the biggest challenges facing our state.”
What’s in the bill for wildfire risk mitigation:
What’s in the bill to help prepare for future droughts:
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