Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio issue the following statement regarding the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S. Senate:
The $1 trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure package will provide millions of dollars in federal grant funding and direct aid to Guam for the upgrade and reconstruction of the island’s highways and roads, bridges, flood mitigation, broadband, and cybersecurity systems.
“Since our Administration first took office, we have made significant strides to revitalize the island’s infrastructure, from the resurfacing of roads to the development of our Internet for All Pilot Program with GDOE and the Mayors’ Council. The infrastructure package will allow us to continue these efforts on a larger scale. Among its provisions, the bill will provide a historic investment in power and water infrastructure that will help us improve the delivery and resiliency of these services,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “Additionally, we anticipate the advancement of the budget reconciliation bill. The intersection of these two key pieces of legislation is essential in strengthening our nation’s foundations while implementing revolutionary changes in human infrastructure to benefit the health and livelihoods of our communities.”
“The bill’s critical funding to repair our roads and bridges recognizes the role that our highways and roads play in our economic recovery, especially as we focus on getting people back to work. The bill’s provisions for flood mitigation assistance and wildfire risk reduction grants are needed more than ever as Guam battles the climate crisis,” added Lt. Governor Tenorio. “We thank members of the U.S. Senate for taking the steps necessary to pass this measure, and we remain hopeful that they will extend their support in the upcoming budget reconciliation bill.”