CalCIMA Statement on President Biden’s Signing of Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

California Construction and Industrial Materials Association President and CEO Robert Dugan issued the following statement after President Biden signed the bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
“Today's signing of the bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is a victory for the American economy as we continue to crawl out of the COVID induced recession. At a time when inflation is hammering the recovery, the investments in hard infrastructure will create meaningful good paying jobs, improve our broadband, transportation, and water infrastructure and by easing congestion, improve the movement of goods and services so vital to the American economy.

In a state where we have gone to the voters repeatedly for debt to build infrastructure, this bill will add real dollars and stretch our infrastructure investments. Whereas the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was not able to accomplish an investment in hard infrastructure, the IIJA will provide an additional $30 billion over 5 years in dedicated transportation programming alone for California creating new sustainable jobs.”

CalCIMA is the statewide advocacy voice for aggregate, concrete, asphalt, and industrial mineral producers that provide the materials to build roads, bridges, rail, homes, schools, hospitals, and water systems. Our members produce construction and industrial materials from over 500 operations throughout the state.