Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides $220,000 to keep passengers safe and secure while traveling
WASHINGTON – $220,000 will be invested in Bagdad Airport from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.
The investment, awarded through the Airport Infrastructure Grant program in Sinema and Kelly’s infrastructure law, will be used to construct a perimeter fence to prevent unauthorized vehicles and individuals from entering the airfield.
“I’m proud to announce my bipartisan infrastructure law is investing in the construction of a much needed security fence at Bagdad Airport, improving safety and security for Arizonans,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.
“The construction of a security fence funded through our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will strengthen the security and safety of travelers at the Bagdad Airport,” said Kelly.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law includes a historic $25 billion in additional investments for aviation infrastructure. The bipartisan law provides $15 billion in priority projects at every airport in the United States, $5 billion in competitive grants for terminal development and other landslide projects, and $5 billion in grants for strengthening Air Traffic Control towers and infrastructure.
In the year since Sinema and Kelly’s bipartisan bill was signed into law, over $69 million has gone to repairs and upgrades at all Arizona airports.
Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.
The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.