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May 06, 2021

Rep. Bourdeaux Unveils “Futurefit The Suburbs” Infrastructure Agenda

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga.—Yesterday, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) hosted a press conference on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, where she unveiled her “FutureFit The Suburbs” infrastructure agenda. FutureFit focuses on the infrastructure needs of inner and outer suburbs, with this initial launch containing four launch planks: the National & Regional Greenways Act, the Building Up the Suburbs (BUS) Act, an initiative on Abandoned Mall Upcycling, and an initiative on a National Infrastructure Bank.

Bourdeaux’s unveiling of the FutureFit agenda comes as various infrastructure plans, including the Capito plan and the White House’s American Jobs Plan continue to be debated. As a Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the Chair of the House Blue Dogs Coalition Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility and Government Reform, and Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s Task Force on Infrastructure, Bourdeaux is uniquely situated to shape the conversation around an infrastructure package.

“As the nation continues to discuss infrastructure reform, it is increasingly clear that suburbs are being left out of the discussion, which is why I unveiled my ‘FutureFit The Suburbs’ initiative,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “It is critical that unique challenges facing the suburbs are recognized with unique solutions that are good economic policy as well as good environmental policy. ”

Also speaking at the press conference were Gwinnett County Commissioner Ben Ku, Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason, Norcross Mayor Craig Newton, Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Executive Director Doug Hooker,  Trust for Public Land Georgia Director George Dusenbury, and Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District Executive Director Joe Allen.

*See the full FutureFit The Suburbs Report Here*

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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.