ICYMI: Robust Infrastructure Investments Secured by Senator Reverend Warnock Headed to Georgia to Grow Clean Energy Jobs, Expand Broadband, Strengthen Public Transportation and More

Senator Reverend Warnock secured major priorities for Georgia in the bipartisan infrastructure deal signed into law last month, including investments to support clean energy jobs, strengthen public transportation and electric school buses, expand broadband access, revitalize roads, bridges, ports, freight, rail, and more

Senator Reverend Warnock: “This critical infrastructure package is just as much a jobs bill, because Georgia and America need a home improvement project to keep our country and economy moving forward”

Watch more on what the bipartisan infrastructure bill means for Georgia 

Washington, D.C. — Following the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law in November, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) has traveled across Georgia to share more details about how the infrastructure investments he championed will create jobs and new economic opportunities in every corner of the state, as well as prepare Georgia’s communities for the future. 

“This critical infrastructure package is just as much a jobs bill, because Georgia and America need a home improvement project to keep our country and economy moving forward. I was thrilled to see these infrastructure investments get signed into law,” said Senator Reverend Warnock.“Now that this funding is starting to flow to our state, I’m going to keep traveling across Georgia to make sure every community is getting the federal support they need to revitalize our infrastructure and prepare our communities for the economic opportunities of the future.”

See below highlights of Georgia priorities Senator Reverend Warnock successfully secured in the bill:


Senator Warnock secured at least $100 million in broadband funding for Georgia in the bipartisan infrastructure law, while some estimates indicate Georgia could receive up to $2 billion in broadband funding from the law. In November, Senator Warnock invited FCC Chair Rosenworcel to Georgia to highlight the need for increased federal support and action to expand broadband access in unserved and underserved areas of the state. More on Senator Warnock’s broadband leadership below: 

Clean Energy Jobs

Senator Warnock secured $5 billion in the law for low and no-emission buses, including a dedicated $2.5 billion to boost electric school bus technology, inspired by his Clean Commute for Kids Act. Additionally, the Senator secured $135 million in the law to build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the state, paving the way for more job creators like electric vehicle battery-maker SK Innovation and electric vehicle maker Rivian to make their home in Georgia. More on Senator Warnock’s clean energy jobs leadership below: 

Public Transportation & Connecting Communities

Within the legislation, Senator Warnock fought to secure nearly $1.4 billion to boost public transportation in Georgia, which will help expand and improve existing transit networks across the state. Senator Warnock also fought to include $1 billion for community-connecting infrastructure projects like the Midtown Connector in Atlanta and removing the I-16 flyover in Savannah, and $7.5 billion for the RAISE program to help fund projects like the Atlanta BeltLine. Additionally, Senator Warnock partnered with Republican Senator Ted Cruz to include a provision in the law designating the 1-14 route from Texas through Georgia as a high priority corridor that will connect emerging technology markets and base communities across Georgia—including Fort Benning, Robins Air Force Base, Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, and Fort Gordon—and promote the eventual extension of the federal interstate into Georgia. More on Senator Warnock’s leadership below: 

Ports, Roads & Bridges

Senator Warnock helped successfully secure $8.9 billion for Georgia’s roads and highways, more than $600 million for the state’s airports, $225 million to improve bridges across Georgia, and $4.5 million to improve the state’s ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities. Additionally, Senator Warnock fought to include $16.6 billion in the law for waterway and coastal infrastructure, including funding for Army Corps of Engineers projects and the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grants, benefiting Georgia’s deep-water ports in Savannah and Brunswick; this week Senator Warnock announced a $14.6 million PIDP award to increase capacity at the Port of Brunswick.

Senator Warnock also secured $8 billion for the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program to help rebuild America’s infrastructure and create jobs by investing in projects of regional and national economic significance; earlier this year, the Georgie Ports Authority won a $47 million grant from this program to build the Northeast Georgia Inland Port in Hall County. More on Senator Warnock’s leadership on ports, waterways and more below:

Read more about Senator Reverend Warnock’s wins for Georgia HERE.