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Connolly Announces New Funding for Northern Virginia Airports from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced that $76,967,453 in new federal funding under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is headed to Virginia to make much-needed improvements to airports, including $22,844,908 for Dulles International and $22,144,350 for Washington National. 

“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these new grants will deliver new good-paying jobs for Virginians while making sorely needed renovations to Dulles and National,” said Rep. Connolly.  “With these funds, we will ensure that all travelers flying to and from our state have an easier and safer journey.”

Dulles and National will both receive similar tranches of funding from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law each year for the next five years, as part of a program for airport development.  The tranches could vary from year to year, as the funding reflects annual enplanement totals.  In addition to these guaranteed funds, these airports can compete with other airports across the country for grants from an additional $5 billion nationally for terminal and landside improvements.

On November 15th, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which included $15 billion in formula funding to help redevelop airports across the country.  Projects that qualify for funding include: improvements to runways and taxiways, terminal development and noise prevention.  The law also includes an additional $5 billion nationally for FAA towers and facilities funding, which the FAA will distribute among airports in need.

“Under the leadership of President Biden and House Democrats, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has already proven to be a tremendous victory for Virginia,” continued Rep. Connolly. “I was proud to support this historic legislation in the House, and I will keep fighting to ensure every family can benefit from these investments as we rebuild and reimagine our state’s infrastructure.”

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