Sinema Discusses Infrastructure Law’s Historic Investments for Southern Arizona During Yuma Roundtable

Mar 1, 2022

Sinema met with Yuma community members and discussed her work ensuring Yuma County gets its fair share of funds from Sinema’s infrastructure law

YUMA – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema hosted a roundtable discussion with Yuma community members to highlight how Sinema’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law addresses key priorities for Southern Arizona and Yuma County, including historic investments for aging infrastructure, hydropower, broadband, clean energy, and drought resiliency.
“Our infrastructure law makes historic investments modernizing Yuma’s water systems, improving Yuma’s ability to combat drought conditions, and expanding broadband across Southern Arizona. I’ll keep working with leaders on the ground to ensure Yuma – and communities across Arizona – receive every dollar they’re due from our infrastructure law,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.
During the meeting, local leaders thanked Sinema for her work in securing critical infrastructure investments for Yuma and all of Southern Arizona. 
The Sinema-led bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law provided $3.2 billion for the Sinema-created Aging Infrastructure Account, which was made to be used for maintenance needs of outdated water and energy projects in Arizona and across the West, and is of particular importance to communities in Southern Arizona like Yuma. The Bureau of Reclamation has already completed the first application period of projects to apply for Aging Infrastructure Account funding. 
Sinema’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law makes the strongest investment in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in U.S. history, delivering clean water to millions of American families. Sinema announced in January that a $82.8 million investment from her bipartisan infrastructure law was coming to Arizona, specifically to strengthen water systems and environmental infrastructure. Additionally, Sinema announced in January that over $50.5 million will be invested in Arizona in 2022 for critical drought relief measures from her bipartisan infrastructure law.
In another big win for Yuma, Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law invests a historic and sweeping $65 billion to deploy high-speed broadband, expand broadband internet access, and help families afford broadband service. 
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