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Barragán Statement on Tonight’s Infrastructure and Build Back Better Votes


November 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán released the following statement on her votes in support of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Rule for consideration of the Build Back Better Act:

“I am disappointed that we we’re unable to pass both the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act together tonight. That was always the intention. Delivering for the people necessitates passing both bills.     

“We have much more to do to fully meet our promise. The House must vote to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, which makes generational investments in fighting the climate crisis, building affordable housing, expanding home care, and more. We cannot leave workers, seniors, women, communities of color, or the health of our planet behind. 

“Despite my concerns with the delay of the Build Back Better Act, I voted to support the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act because it devotes significant resources to California’s 44th District, cleaning up Superfund sites, replacing lead pipes, improving mass transit, and expanding broadband access to close the digital divide in low-income and communities of color. These long overdue investments will have a positive impact on the lives of my constituents. 

“I look forward to delivering on President Biden’s entire agenda and voting for the Build Back Better Act when it comes to the floor.”


Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington. She serves as chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Border Security.