February 20, 2024

New Report: Senator Warren Helped Secure Over $50 Billion in Federal Support for Massachusetts Families, Communities, Small Businesses, and Universities Since Taking Office

Transformative Federal Investments Are Helping to Build Roads and Bridges, Electrify School Busses, Support Public Transit and Clean Energy Infrastructure, and Fund Research and Innovation 

Warren Secured Over $20 Billion for Massachusetts in the Last Three Years Alone

Report: The Economic Impact of Federal Investments in Massachusetts (PDF)

Washington, D.C. – Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a new 24-page report: The Economic Impact of Federal Investments in Massachusetts. The report details over $50 billion in federal funding that Senator Warren has fought for and helped win for Massachusetts families since taking office in 2013 – funding and investments that have helped build and maintain roads and bridges, improve broadband access to all corners of the Commonwealth, invest in public transit and energy infrastructure, supply electric school buses, fund research and innovation, support firefighters, and enable community projects. 

“The people of Massachusetts sent me to the U.S. Senate to fight to make government work for working families and communities across our Commonwealth, not for the wealthy and well-connected. I’m glad we have secured over $50 billion in federal investments to do just that – rebuilding our roads and bridges so families can get around better and safer, revitalizing our schools, and strengthening our communities for generations to come, and I will stay in the fight to make the federal government a strong partner for Massachusetts” said Senator Warren. 

The report’s analysis found over $50 billion in federal funding support for Massachusetts since Senator Warren took office in 2013, including about $20 billion in funding in the past three years alone through Senator Warren’s work, alongside the Biden administration and the Massachusetts congressional delegation, to pass four historic pieces of legislation: the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, or BIL), the Chips and Science Act (CHIPS), and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). 

This new report provides a summary of Senator Warren's success at delivering on her commitment to fight for the federal government to be a strong partner to communities and families across Massachusetts, including: 

  • Building Roads and Bridges: Senator Warren has secured funding for the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges on Cape Cod, and four bridges in Lowell. Most recently., federal officials announced that the Commonwealth obtained $372 million to replace the Sagamore Bridge, a critical downpayment for the project.
  • Providing Broadband Access to All Corners of the Commonwealth: $185 million in federal funding has gone to the Commonwealth to connect homes and businesses to affordable, high-speed broadband, which will service an estimated 16,000 locations. 
  • Investing in Public Transit and Energy Infrastructure: Senator Warren has fought for and helped bring back hundreds of millions of dollars to improve public transportation in Massachusetts, advocating for and winning federal funding for the Green Line extension in Boston and electric school buses across the Commonwealth. She worked with members of the state’s congressional delegation to secure over $500 million in funding to support local businesses that are creating new clean energy technologies.
  • Funding for Research and Innovation: Senator Warren has fought for billions of dollars in federal funding for basic scientific research in the Commonwealth, benefiting researchers and businesses, and preserving Massachusetts as a leader in job growth and innovation. She helped secure more than $530 million in federal funding for two local companies for innovative battery manufacturing, $19.7 million10 to establish the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub in the Commonwealth, and dozens of National Science Foundation awards to Massachusetts research institutions.
  • Supporting Firefighters: Since 2013, Senator Warren has supported Massachusetts fire departments, which have received over $270 million in federal assistance. 
  • Advocating for Massachusetts Community Projects: Senator Warren has fought for hundreds of millions in federal funding for community projects, including in child care, education, housing, clean water, and transportation.