U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Monday visited the UA 400 training center in Kaukauna. Photo courtesy Sen. Baldwin's office.

KAUKAUNA — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Tuesday visited Kaukauna to promote the benefits of the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Baldwin toured the the Plumbers and Steamfitters training facility in Kaukauna to see how the investments from the the legislation will work to rebuild infrastructure and provide clean drinking water to our communities.

Kaukauna’s local 400 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry has been at the forefront of recruiting people to the trades.

Last February, they held an open house to encourage more women to consider careers in the trades.

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed in August with bipartisan support included money money to rebuild roads and bridges, and also to shore up coastlines against climate change protect public utility systems from cyberattacks and modernize the electric grid.

Public transit gets a boost, as do airports and freight rail. Most lead drinking water pipes in America could be replaced.




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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.