Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Supports Port Everglades Expansion Plans, Supply Chain Relief and Job Creation

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) will join Port Everglades and union officials to discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law stands to help with the local port’s expansion plans, aid in relieving national supply chain issues, and generate quality new local jobs.

The Biden Infrastructure Law invests $17 billion in America’s port infrastructure and waterways to address repair and maintenance backlogs, and reduce congestion and emissions near ports and airports, and Port Everglades will be at the forefront of applying for those funds. The new transformational law is part of a broader effort to support the middle class, grow the economy, create good-paying American jobs, and show the American people that good governance works.

The legislation not only tackles the nation’s neglected infrastructure needs, but it also confronts supply-chain issues caused by the global pandemic, helping keep everyday costs down for all Americans. Today, Rep. Wasserman Schultz and other officials will discuss these solutions, and how South Florida’s international cruise and cargo hub is a key to unlocking them.

WHO:            Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

Representatives from:

International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1526

Port Everglades

WHEN:          Today, December 15, 2021

Arrive no later than 10:15 a.m.  News conference starts at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:       Media should meet in the parking lot at the Port Everglades Administration Building

1850 Eller Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316