FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán released the following statement on President Biden signing the bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act. Congresswoman Barragán was a guest of President Biden for today’s bill signing ceremony.
“The new Infrastructure and Jobs Act is a victory for the people of California’s 44th Congressional District because it devotes significant resources to our community, 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. It includes money to improve our ports by addressing supply chain issues that are causing backlogs of ships and trucks that add to the pollution plaguing our port communities. These long overdue investments will have a positive impact on the lives of people in my district and throughout Los Angeles County.
“We have much more to do to fully meet our promise to the American people. Congress still 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.
“Today we celebrate the historic investments that were signed into law by the President – the largest investments in our nation’s infrastructure since the 1950’s. This is a big deal. Tomorrow, we get right back to work on delivering for the people. 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.