WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) voted for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a historic investment in America’s infrastructure.
Following the vote, Congressman Swalwell touted the legislation’s anticipated impact on Californians, including much-needed funding for roads, bridges, airports, grid resiliency and climate change, broadband, and rail.
“This evening’s passage of the Infrastructure and Jobs Act is historic and essential,” said Swalwell. “This bipartisan investment in our country’s infrastructure will help create good-paying jobs and grow our economy – all without raising taxes. So many of these investments are critical to the East Bay, such as investing in an electric vehicle infrastructure to fight climate change and create local jobs, building new and resilient transmission lines to reduce wildfire risk, and funding rail construction and upgrades. This might include projects like Valley Link, connecting BART to the Altamont Commuter Express to relieve car traffic along the I-580 corridor.”
Specifically, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will:
- Make the largest federal investment in public transit ever.
- Make the largest federal investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak.
- Make the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system.
- Make the largest investment in clean drinking water and waste water infrastructure in American history, delivering clean water to millions of families.
- Ensure every American has access to reliable high-speed internet.
- Help us tackle the climate crisis by making the largest investment in clean energy transmission and EV infrastructure in history; electrifying thousands of school and transit buses across the country; and creating a new Grid Deployment Authority to build a resilient, clean, 21st century electric grid.
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