GOP #GASEN Candidates Stand Against Georgia Interests Opposing Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

August 10, 2021

Today, Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock helped deliver the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act — the largest long-term investment in America’s infrastructure and global competitiveness in nearly a century. But if any Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia had a say, today’s once-in-a-generation infrastructure investment would not be coming Georgia’s way. Every potential and declared GOP candidate vying for Georgia’s Senate seat is opposing the bipartisan infrastructure plan:

  • Herschel Walker stands with the former president, who has come out against the bipartisan infrastructure plan.
  • Rep. Buddy Carter — who has said he’ll run for Senate if Walker bows out — opposes the infrastructure plan that would invest in Georgia’s roads, ports, and bridges.
  • Failed politician Kelly Loeffler opposes the widely popular infrastructure plan, calling it a “disastrous bill.”
  • Gary Black, Latham Saddler, and Kelvin King are all on the campaign trail “highlighting their opposition to the infrastructure plan,” which would heavily invest in renovating Georgia’s public transit, replacing lead water pipes, and expanding broadband coverage across the state.

​​“While Senator Reverend Warnock helps deliver this huge win for Georgia, every GOP candidate vying to challenge him is opposing the bipartisan plan to rebuild our infrastructure, invest in a generation of Georgia jobs, and help American companies compete against China,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “In opposing this legislation, the Republican candidates are standing against creating millions of good-paying jobs, helping Georgia businesses grow and compete in the global economy, and investing in Georgia’s core infrastructure — like roads, bridges, public transit, water pipes, and broadband.” 

A summary of the Georgia investments that every GOP Senate candidate is opposing:


  • Based on formula funding alone, Georgia would expect to receive $8.9 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act over five years.
  • Georgia can also compete for the $12.5 billion Bridge Investment Program for economically significant bridges and nearly $16 billion of national funding in the bill dedicated for major projects that will deliver substantial economic benefits to communities.


  • Based on formula funding alone, Georgia would expect to receive $1.4 billion over five years under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to improve public transportation options across the state.


  • Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Georgia will receive a minimum allocation of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 649,000 Georgians who currently lack it. 
  • 187,000 or 31% of people in Georgia will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.


  • Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Georgia would expect to receive $135 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state.
  • Georgia will also have the opportunity to apply for the $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to EV charging in the bill.


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