Congressman Sherman Votes to Pass President Biden’s Transformative Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Washington, D.C. – Tonight Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) voted to pass President Joe Biden’s transformative Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – a once in a generation investment in American infrastructure.
“I’m proud to have worked with my Democratic colleagues to help pass this historic bill,” said Congressman Sherman. “This once-in-a-century investment in our national infrastructure will help create millions of good-paying jobs, unleash the full potential of working families and ensure America’s global competitiveness for the 21st Century.” Sherman added “I am confident that we will pass an important Build Back Better bill later this month.”
Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will:
Repair Roads & Bridges – with the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system itself.
Invest in Public Transit & Rail – with the largest investment in public transit and passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak.
Expand Broadband – to ensure every American has access to reliable high-speed internet, all the more critical after COVID.
Secure Clean Water for Our Children – making the largest investment in clean drinking water & waste water infrastructure in American history, replacing lead pipes and delivering clean water to millions of families.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will Deliver for California:
The need for long-term investment in California’s infrastructure is clear. The historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make life better for millions of Californians, create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth, and position the United States to win the 21st century. Specifically, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help California by:
-Repairing and rebuilding our roads and bridges with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, equity, and safety for all users, including cyclists and pedestrians.
-Improving healthy, sustainable transportation options
-Building a network of electric vehicle chargers to facilitate long-distance travel and provide convenient charging options.
-Preparing more of our infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, cyber-attacks, and extreme weather events.
Sherman concluded: “As our nation emerges from the pandemic, now is the time to think boldly – and this transformative legislation represents an important step toward building a stronger, cleaner, fairer future for the San Fernando Valley and the United States.”