WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07), was appointed Vice Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over issues relating to water resources development, conservation and management, water pollution control and water infrastructure, and hazardous waste cleanup.
The appointment was made by Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Chair Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
“I am proud to have been appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment,” Vice Chair Bourdeaux said. “The communities in the 7th district, and most notably Gwinnett County, are national leaders in innovative water reclamation systems and technology and are continuing to develop the region as a major center of innovation around water technology. I thank Chair DeFazio and Chair Napolitano for their trust in me and look forward to continuing working with all my colleagues on the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to protect one of our nation’s most vital natural resources.”
“Representative Bourdeaux will be a strong advocate on the Committee for ensuring that people across Georgia and the country have access to clean and safe water,” Chair DeFazio said. “I am looking forward to her serving in this new role as we work to create jobs, ensure access to clean water for all, and build water infrastructure that is stronger, smarter, resilient to climate change, and made to last.”
“I am very pleased to welcome Congresswoman Bourdeaux as Vice Chair of our Subcommittee,” Chair Napolitano said. “While drought and population growth have strained life-sustaining water resources for Californians and Georgians alike, all Americans have urgent water challenges that demand federal action. Congresswoman Bourdeaux understands this reality and is already hard at work, fighting to deliver water solutions for her constituents, her region, and our entire nation. I thank her for her willingness to serve in this extended role, and I look forward to working together to rebuild our nation’s water infrastructure while ensuring access to safe, clean water for every American family.”
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.