President Biden Will Sign Hickenlooper’s First Bill into Law on Monday
Edgewater, Colorado – Today, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper visited an electric vehicle (EV) charging station to discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill he helped negotiate will benefit Coloradans across the state. President Biden will sign the bill into law on Monday.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is the largest public investment in infrastructure in a century and the largest climate change bill to date. Also included is Hickenlooper’s RECHARGE Act, which makes it more affordable to drive an electric vehicle and will be Hickenlooper’s first bill to become law since joining the Senate.
“This bill is huge for Colorado, for our country, and for our democracy,”said Hickenlooper, a member of the “Group of 22” senators who negotiated and wrote the $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill. “It means good paying jobs, clean air and water, high-speed internet for every Coloradan, and a big step toward our clean energy future.”
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Joining Hickenlooper were Mark Thompson of the Southwest Carpenters, Gary Arnold of the Denver Pipefitters Local 208, Kate French of the Blue Green Alliance, Dan Grossman from the Environmental Defense Fund, and Jessica Goad of Conservation Colorado.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill makes important investments for Colorado that will help fight climate change and advance environmental justice, from public transit to electric vehicles to lead pipe replacement. We thank Senator Hickenlooper for delivering for Colorado and look forward to working with him and our delegation to deliver even more in the fight for climate by passing the Build Back Better Act,” said Jessica Goad, Deputy Director of Conservation Colorado.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill was a step forward, especially because it invests $15 billion to clean-up abandoned mine lands and orphaned wells. This is a big deal for Colorado, which has over 23,000 abandoned mines and 1,800 miles of streams polluted by mines. Our next step is to pass the Build Back Better plan to create good-paying, union jobs, grow clean energy, rebuild America’s manufacturing sector, and invest in our workers and communities,” said Kate French, BlueGreen Alliance Regional Field Organizer.