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Everyone’s talking about infrastructure.

Within the last three months, lawmakers have mentioned keywords related to the 2021 Invest in America Act over 2,400 times on Twitter, Facebook, Medium, and YouTube and in press releases, floor statements, and newsletters to constituents. That’s a big jump—in the first three months of President Biden’s term, lawmakers mentioned these same topics just 657 times.

This graphic shows when federal lawmakers have mentioned: Invest in America Act, infrastructure spending, infrastructure funding, or infrastructure bill since January 20, 2021.

Infrastructure matters on both sides of the aisle.

Legislators from both parties are discussing infrastructure priorities—with carefully selected words. The 62.8% of public mentions of infrastructure that come from Democrats are more likely to mention infrastructure funding, whereas the 36.6% of mentions that come from Republicans are more likely to refer to infrastructure spending.

This graphic shows mentions of infrastructure spending, infrastructure funding, infrastructure bill, and the Invest in America Act.

Who’s talking about infrastructure the most?

Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Ted Cruz (R-TX), as well as Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) have been discussing these infrastructure priorities the most.

This graphic shows mentions of infrastructure spending, infrastructure funding, infrastructure bill, and the Invest in America Act.

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