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Press Release: August 18, 2021

APAICS Statement on the Biden Administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON - Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the INVEST in America Act, a sweeping infrastructure bill, which included several provisions that would increase access for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to safer roads and bridges, public transportation, and expand the nation’s broadband infrastructure. The bill is currently pending a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives

Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke, president and CEO of APAICS issued the following statement:

“APAICS applauds the Senate for their historic, bipartisan work to invest in our country’s infrastructure. Today, there are approximately 3.3 million members of the AANHPI community who live in poverty or live in rural areas without access to reliable, high-speed internet. The expansion of broadband in particular, can better connect members of our community to engage in the political process including registering to vote, learning about candidates and accessing electorate resources in their native language.”

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The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.

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