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July 19, 2021

Bourdeaux Urges Congressional Leadership To Include Key Priorities In Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON On Friday, July 16, U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) led colleagues from the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership urging the inclusion of NDC-endorsed priorities in the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The priorities include 22 NDC-endorsed bills, many of which were included in the bipartisan, House-passed Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. 

“As Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Infrastructure Task Force and a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I’ve been proud to work in a bipartisan manner on legislation that addresses the infrastructure needs in our different communities, and do so in a way that is innovative, forward-looking, and climate conscious,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “As the Senate proceeds with the bipartisan infrastructure framework, it’s vital that the INVEST Act remains central to the conversation to ensure these key priorities are included.”

The letter reads in part:  

“The bipartisan infrastructure framework announced by President Biden and a bipartisan group of Senators and the House’s bipartisan INVEST in America Act both represent historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure which would generate substantial economic growth and position the United States to compete in the global economy for decades to come. As Congress moves forward with finalizing the legislative text underpinning the bipartisan infrastructure framework, we respectfully request that you work with the New Democrat Coalition and our members to include NDC priorities in the final bill, including several NDC-endorsed bills which passed the House as part of the INVEST in America Act earlier this month.”

As Congress moves forward with finalizing the legislative text underpinning the bipartisan infrastructure framework, the NDC is committed to advancing legislation to build funding and financing to last; build resilient, innovative infrastructure for the future; and build with smart and inclusive planning, zoning, and development. The NDC will continue to work with senior Biden administration officials, House and Senate Leadership, and Committee Chairs to advance legislation to make historic investments to repair and modernize our nation’s infrastructure. 

The full letter can be found 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