WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) hosted a district infrastructure tour celebrating the legislative wins she secured in the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act and H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021, both of which passed the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this week. Both bills will soon receive a full vote on the House Floor.
Included in the INVEST in America Act was the Bourdeaux-authored Solar Use Network (SUN) Act, a bill to allow for more effective use of interstate rights-of-way to support renewable energy projects. The INVEST Act also contains funding for the construction and expansion of greenways, building off Bourdeaux’s National and Regional Greenways Act, and additional funding to end transit deserts by expanding express lane transit — a proposal introduced in the bipartisan Bourdeaux Build Up the Suburbs (BUS) Act. Congresswoman Bourdeaux also had five Member-Designated Projects included, representing both Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties and totaling nearly $20 million.
Included in the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act was Bourdeaux’s Wastewater Infrastructure Modernization Act, which would authorize an Environmental Protection Agency grant program to allow public utilities to purchase innovative clean water technology, such as sensors to monitor algae blooms and water levels.
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.