WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux released the following statement about the passage of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, commonly referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF).
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux said, “Since being sworn in, I have worked hard to deliver this historic bipartisan infrastructure investment for our community. This legislation will make long-overdue investments in our physical infrastructure, unlocking economic opportunity by addressing congestion, tackling climate change, building out our electric grid, and shoring up rural broadband. With this agreement, we are moving forward in a responsible and pragmatic way to address the many infrastructure needs facing the people in my district and in this country.
“To deliver further for Georgia’s transportation and infrastructure needs, I am now also working on the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act which would provide state and local governments the flexibility to use unspent COVID relief funds already allocated by Congress. An identical bill has already passed the Senate, and I encourage the House to take up the Senate-passed bill and send it to the President’s desk to unlock additional investments in our physical infrastructure.
“As we celebrate the historic passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, I continue to work toward a final vote on the Build Back Better Act. This fiscally responsible bill closes the Medicaid coverage gap, lowers rising insurance premiums, and will invest in our child through universal pre-k and tackling climate change. When it comes to the floor, I look forward to voting ‘yes.’”
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.