How the 2021 Infrastructure Bill Would Boost Broadband Access, Improve Conservation, and Mitigate Flooding Harm
Collected analyses of key evidence-based provisions in new law
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law on November 15, 2021, makes historic investments in evidence-based policy solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing policy challenges.
Key provisions of the act address the devastating impacts of floods and other natural disasters; provide for greater broadband access, with an emphasis on underserved areas; and support sweeping protections for wildlife and public lands, including national parks. These measures will highlight the important role that research and data must play in helping shape America’s future.
In this collection of content, Pew experts applaud the federal government’s embrace of research-driven solutions and explore key provisions in the infrastructure bill.