WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux joined her colleagues on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for a legislative markup on a portion of the Reconciliation Budget Bill. The bill provisions include significant investments in transit, including bus rapid transit, high-speed rail, water infrastructure, and economic development strategies for struggling communities.
Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux said, “Georgia is the perfect example of a state that could stand to benefit significantly from long-overdue investments in transportation and infrastructure. From high-speed rail to bus rapid transit projects, we have a unique opportunity to make smart investments that tackle climate change, reduce congestion, and connect people to the American Dream.
“While I support the priorities in this particular piece of legislation, as with other parts of the reconciliation bill, we are still waiting to see how the pieces fit together. I remain committed to working towards legislation that tackles climate change, the needs of Georgia’s children and families and is also fiscally responsible.”
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, and 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.