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For Immediate Release
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Statement from NAWG on the Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Washington, D.C. (November 6, 2021) – Late last night, the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) by a vote of 228-206, which was first passed by the Senate in August. The bill will now go to President Biden for his signature.
“The National Association of Wheat Growers applauds this historic investment in our traditional infrastructure, which is critical to rural communities and agriculture’s long-term success and viability. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act makes a once-in-a-generation investment in roads, railways, locks and dams, and ports that the ag community relies on,” said NAWG CEO, Chandler Goule. “Prioritizing investments in infrastructure will enhance wheat growers’ competitiveness in the international market. Additionally, this legislation includes hours-of-service changes and provisions to address truck driver shortages which can, in part, help with some of the supply chain issues being experienced across America.”
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NAWG is the primary policy representative in Washington, D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 20 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at the national level. From their offices on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members, Administration officials and the public.