November 16, 2023
Washington, D.C. – State legislators and economic development leaders from three
states were in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to discuss investments from the
Biden administration for infrastructure, manufacturing, domestic energy and curbing
inflation. “It’s an honor to be here with other leaders from North Dakota, Nebraska
and South Dakota. To really talk about the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan
Infrastructure Act and the ways in which South Dakota families are and will
be benefiting from this legislation.” – State Senator Reynold Nesiba

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, not supported by Thune, Rounds or
Johnson, is already delivering results for the people of South Dakota. To date,
$2.2 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been announced and is
headed to South Dakota with over 251 specific projects identified for funding.
Since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed, approximately $1.5 billion has
been announced for transportation to invest in roads, bridges, public transit,
ports and airports. Roughly $337 million has been announced for clean water
and water infrastructure. South Dakota received $207.2 million to connect
everyone in the state to reliable highspeed internet and, as of today, more than
21,000 South Dakota households are already saving on their monthly internet
bill due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In addition to infrastructure
investments, several South Dakota processing plants have received USDA
funding, creating stability in the food chain and supporting local producers
through small and midsize processing plants. “Today was a great opportunity
for us to come to the White House and learn a little bit more about the efforts
that are happening to help South Dakota grow and improve.” – State Senator
Shawn Bordeaux