Phillips Secures $30.8 Million for Minnesota Projects in House-Passed Infrastructure Bill
Long-awaited Bottineau light rail project would receive $20 million
Washington, DC, July 1, 2021
Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that he successfully secured $30.8 in federal funding for Minnesota infrastructure projects in the INVEST in America Act, which passed the House today.
“Americans expect their leaders to pursue common ground for the common good,” said Phillips. “Investing in 21st century infrastructure is a rare opportunity to bring more federal tax dollars back our state, create jobs, and build more sustainable, resilient communities. It’s time to start shoveling dirt and stop slinging mud.”
Phillips went to bat for several infrastructure projects in Minnesota’s Third District, successfully securing funding for three important endeavors:
Earlier this week, Phillips announced that he helped secure an additional $60 million Department of Transportation INFRA Grant for Minnesota’s I-494 Corridor Project, which will facilitate crucial investments in safety improvements, traffic mitigation, and environmental protection.