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Commerce Department Applauds President Biden’s Signing of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into Law

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo applauded President Biden for signing the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law. 

“Thanks to President Biden’s leadership and ability to work across the aisle, we can finally welcome much-needed infrastructure investments that will impact every community in America,” said U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo. “This is a huge win for American families, workers, and businesses, and will make America more competitive on the world stage through critical investments here at home.”

Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Department of Commerce will fund key priorities that will benefit American workers and businesses, including $65 billion to expand broadband to rural and underserved communities across the U.S., with $48 billion to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA); funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to increase climate resiliency and restore and improve coastal habitats; and permanent authorization and increased funding for the Minority Businesses Development Agency (MBDA) to promote the growth, development, and resiliency of minority-owned businesses.