SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas Applauds President Biden’s Signature of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation — New Measure Will Broaden Access to Broadband, Provide Critical Funding for Regional Transportation Priorities, and Invest in Power Infrastructure Upgrades
November 15, 2021
SAN JOSÉ, CA (Nov 15, 2021) — Ahmad Thomas, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, issued the following statement applauding President Biden’s signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package.
“SVLG applauds President Biden and Congressional leaders for today’s signing ceremony to celebrate passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package. The enactment of this comprehensive package will help sustain Silicon Valley’s leadership as the global leader in innovation by expanding access to broadband in underserved communities, provide dedicated funding for regional transportation priority projects, and invest in the upgrade of existing power and new, clean technology infrastructure,” said Thomas. “We urge leaders in Washington to continue to prioritize the investment in a zero-emissions future with a suite of clean energy, energy efficiency and clean transportation tax credits and funding the ‘Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator,’ which can provide funding for states, cities, communities, and companies may further develop and scale low-and zero-emission energy technologies, climate resiliency projects, and Green Banks.”
Silicon Valley Leadership group is California’s most dynamic business association. Building on four decades of success in championing the solutions that make Silicon Valley the best place to work and live, we promote solutions focused on fostering business competitiveness and the region’s innovation ecosystem. Collectively, SVLG members provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and contribute more than $3 trillion to the worldwide economy each year. For more information, please visit svlg.org.