Infrastructure

Roads

Roads and Railroads

Ferries

Ferries and Buses

Ports

Ports and Airports

broadband

Broadband

Resilience

Resilience

Energy

Energy and Natural Resources

Water

Water and Wastewater

Permitting

Permitting

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Dear Alaskan,

I’m pleased to share some of the incredible highlights for Alaska contained within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which the President signed into law on November 15, 2021. 

This bipartisan infrastructure package is one of the most consequential legislative efforts I’ve ever worked on. I’m proud to have played a leading role in its creation, and have many of you to thank for helping to pinpoint ways to address Alaska’s unique and pressing infrastructure needs.

Over the next decade, we will be able to build and modernize our core basic infrastructure—more and better roads, safer bridges, our marine highway system, and expanded ports and airports. We’ll invest in clean drinking water systems, reliable broadband, new energy innovation and resilience projects, and so much more—without raising taxes or worsening inflation.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will impact communities across Alaska. I look forward to working with you to maximize the assistance we bring to our state, and to seeing the benefits this historic measure brings for generations to come.

Stay safe and be well,

Lisa

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Senator Murkowski attends the infrastructure bill signing ceremony

press conference

Senator Murkowski shares the benefits for Alaska in the infrastructure package

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WHAT ALASKANS ARE SAYING:

“Alaska’s cities and boroughs applaud the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will enable local governments to address a backlog of infrastructure and major maintenance needs. This infusion of federal investment will strengthen communities, assist with economic recovery, and result in a more resilient Alaska. AML thanks Sen. Murkowski for her leadership in moving this Act forward, responding directly to infrastructure needs in Alaska, and across America.”

-Nils Andreassen, Executive Director of the Alaska Municipal League

“For decades, Alaska has been in desperate need of meaningful infrastructure investment. The Alaska Chamber applauds our entire congressional delegation for voting yes on the historic bipartisan infrastructure bill. The more than $5 billion of investment that will flow into Alaska will positively impact hundreds of thousands of Alaskans, create good-paying jobs, and catapult economic growth crucial to building Alaska’s future. Alaskans rely on roads, ports, ferries, bridges, airports, railways, and broadband to keep our communities connected. We thank Senator Murkowski for her leadership in crafting a truly bipartisan bill and ensuring Alaska’s unique infrastructure needs were not forgotten throughout the process.”

-Kati Capozzi, President & CEO of Alaska Chamber

“The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD) applauds the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and thanks Senator Murkowski for her work to secure provisions that will be critical to improving infrastructure on the Kenai Peninsula—helping create new jobs and stimulating our local economy. The KPEDD is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Borough residents, and this infrastructure bill will provide for significant regional economic development of our communities. We are particularly interested in the possibility of additional support for local projects such as the Kenai Bluff Erosion project and the Homer Port Expansion project. I thank the Senator for prioritizing our state and communities as she wrote the infrastructure bill.”

-Tim Dillon, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Executive Director

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is an example of how Alaska’s Senator Lisa Murkowski has consistently championed efforts to help Alaska’s travel and tourism industry recover in the wake of the pandemic,” “The infrastructure legislation includes investments in travel and tourism related projects in both urban and rural communities, which can enhance recreation, tourism and economic opportunities throughout our great state.”

-Sarah Leonard, President & CEO of the Alaska Travel Industry Association, the leading statewide association for travel and tourism businesses in Alaska

READ WHAT MORE ALASKANS ARE SAYING HERE

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Infrastructure Pie Chart

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IN THE NEWS

Juneau Empire: ‘It is a win for Alaska’ Murkowski touts bipartisan infrastructure bill

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Sen. Murkowski highlights infrastructure package for Alaska

Anchorage Daily News: Infrastructure bill to bring billions to Alaska for roads, ports and broadband

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RESOURCES:

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Read The Murkowski Memo: Investing in Alaska's Infrastructure