FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
15 November 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) announced that California will receive $16.3 billion as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Democrats last year, creating high-paying jobs and transforming California communities.
“Last year, President Biden and Democrats delivered a historic and transformative investment into good paying jobs and revitalizing our communities,” said Rep. Barragán. “And in California’s 44th District, we are starting to see some of the benefits. Already we’ve had a record investment in electric school buses for Compton Unified School District, and funding to build the nation’s largest fleet of electric cargo equipment at the Port of Long Beach. I’m committed to working with President Biden and Democrats to get even more transformative bills across the line and change American lives for the better.”
Under the Infrastructure Law, the 44th District of California will receive:
- $104 million for battery-electric buses on public transit lines serving communities of the LA Harbor, South LA, and Southeast LA.
- $30 million for the nation’s largest fleet of zero emission, manually operated cargo handling equipment at the Port of Long Beach.
- $20 to reduce truck traffic and improve cargo movement at the Port of LA.
- $15.4 million to support an advanced water treatment facility and reduce local reliance on imported water.
- $9.8 million to purchase 25 new electric school buses serving students at Compton Unified School District.
- $159,000 for infrastructure improvements at Woodley Airport in Compton.
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, and on the House Energy and Commerce Health, Energy, and Environment & Climate Change Subcommittees.