My Position on Infrastructure
Investing in Virginia’s Physical Infrastructure
After strongly advocating for the bipartisan infrastructure law, participating in negotiations, and speaking directly with Virginia business and labor organizations about the bill’s benefits for the Commonwealth, Rep. Spanberger voted to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in 2021. She is proud to see this law deliver historic and long overdue investments in Virginia’s roads, bridges, rail systems, pipes, local airports, and electrical grid. She believes that these kinds of responsible, targeted investments support thousands of jobs, foster long-term economic growth in Virginia, and help keep our nation competitive with countries like China.
Getting High-Speed Broadband Internet Access to Every Zip Code
Just like roads, bridges, and rails, high-speed internet access is essential to the day-to-day operations of schools, hospitals, law enforcement, and small businesses across the Commonwealth. But in many parts of the Seventh District, rural residents still do not have the reliable broadband internet access they need to stay competitive in a global economy, complete their homework assignments, keep up with telehealth appointments, or grow their businesses.
One of Rep. Spanberger’s top priorities in the U.S. House has been to advance legislation that recognizes these challenges and expands broadband internet infrastructure – while lowering costs – throughout rural and underserved communities in Virginia.