MATSUI STATEMENT ON THE HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACT
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2021 | George Hatamiya (916-201-5412)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. The legislation includes funding for Sacramento’s I Street Bridge Replacement Project and Old I Street Bridge Deck Conversion Project which Congresswoman Matsui fought hard to include.
The INVEST in America Act makes transformational investments in America’s highways, roads, bridges, transit, rail, and water infrastructure to create jobs, modernize our infrastructure and reduce carbon pollution. The bill puts some of the key pieces of President Biden’s infrastructure vision into legislative text.
“Today, the House took an important first step to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and create millions of new jobs for American workers,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “For far too long, Congress has failed to act to fix our congested roads, failing sewer systems and update our bridges. We need to give American innovators the tools to build back better, and the INVEST in America Act makes the bold investments necessary for us to move forward on that promise.”
“For Sacramento, this legislation also contains important funding I fought to include,” Matsui continued. “The bill allots $15 million to move our I Street Bridge Replacement Project forward and includes an additional $4.15 million in funding to help convert the old bridge to a bicycle/pedestrian crossing. I am also pleased that the legislation includes robust funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and a transportation carbon pollution reduction program, both crucial efforts to fight the climate crisis by accelerating transportation electrification and curbing transportation-sector greenhouse gas emissions. We must continue to seize every opportunity to create American jobs and build economic opportunities for the 21st century. With this bill, we are on the right track to deliver concrete solutions and secure a brighter future.”
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