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Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Release Date: 
August 10, 2021

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package:

“I want to thank the Senate for passing the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will help deliver much needed relief to communities across our country.  Among the many provisions with key DHS equities, this infrastructure bill includes additional funding for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation grants.  This funding will help build stronger communities, ensure they are better prepared for future disasters, and allow for adaptation and resilience investments to address the effects of climate change.  The bill also includes additional funding for cybersecurity and provides DHS with the resources needed to support response and recovery efforts for public and private entities impacted by cyberattacks.  Further, the bill includes additional resources vital to modernizing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) facilities.  The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a key step toward protecting the American people, and the services and infrastructure on which we rely.”

Last Published Date: August 10, 2021
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