INVESTing in America's Infrastructure
Investing in Our Country’s Future
This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, which will create good-paying jobs, invest in American workers and communities and tackle the climate crisis. The INVEST in America Act is a bold infrastructure plan that includes:
- A $715 billion investment to modernize our country’s infrastructure, including $343 billion in funds for roads and bridges.
- $50 billion for wastewater infrastructure to improve services for vulnerable communities and $117 billion for drinking water infrastructure.
- $109 billion in transit funds, a record investment to increase routes, expand service for low-income riders and invest in zero-emission vehicles.
This legislation will help us rebuild our middle class by creating millions of jobs to lift up working families as we recover from the pandemic and economic crisis. It places equity front and center by targeting infrastructure investments towards underserved communities, communities of color and regions with persistent poverty. And the INVEST in America Act is about the future: it will take bold steps to tackle climate change and supercharge America’s global competitiveness by expanding clean transit, reducing carbon pollution, investing in community resilience and putting us on a path toward a clean energy future.
The most expensive maintenance on infrastructure is no maintenance. That is why House Democrats are proud to have passed this crucial legislation that seizes a once-in-a-century opportunity to rebuild our country’s infrastructure and confront the climate crisis.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi joined Congressional colleagues to speak ahead of the passage of the INVEST in America Act.
Investigate the Insurrection
January 6, 2021 was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol killed five people, injured 140 members of law enforcement and traumatized Members of Congress, staff and Capitol workers. This was not simply an attack on a building – it was an attack on our very democracy. It is imperative that we find the truth of that day and ensure that such an assault can never occur again. That is why, this week, I announced the Members of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, a bipartisan Committee that will investigate and report upon the facts and causes of this domestic terror attack.
The Members of the Committee are:
- Chair Bennie Thompson: Chair of Homeland Security Committee Chair
- Rep. Zoe Lofgren: Chair of Committee on House Administration
- Chair Adam Schiff: Chair of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Rep. Pete Aguilar, House Administration and Appropriations Committees
- Rep. Liz Cheney, Armed Services Committee
- Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Armed Services Committee
- Rep. Jamie Raskin, Oversight and Judiciary Committees
- Rep. Elaine Luria, Navy veteran, Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi joined members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and leaders in child care advocacy to discuss the relentless fight for progress for women and families in America. As we rebuild our economy and workforce, Congressional Democrats remain committed to fighting on behalf of America’s working families, caregivers and children.
Removing Confederate Statues
As we celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend and Americans joyfully celebrate the birth of our country’s independence and liberty, we solemnly recognize that those blessings have been denied to so many throughout our nation’s history out of sheer bigotry and racism. This weekend’s holiday, while a celebration, is also an opportunity to take steps to right the wrongs of history—starting in the U.S. Capitol.
That is why, this week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to remove statues in our Capitol of Confederate officials and other advocates of bigotry. The halls of Congress are the heart of our democracy, and the statutes that we display should embody our highest ideals as Americans – expressing who we aspire to be as a nation. Removing statues of people who advocated cruelty and barbarism will not erase the state of racist acts in our history, nor will it erase racism that exists in our country. But with the passage of this legislation, Congress has the opportunity to make meaningful change and help our nation to take another step towards justice.
Happy Fourth of July! Wishing you and your loved ones a safe Independence Day Weekend of celebration and ice cream sundaes.
Wildfire Preparedness: As California enters another wildfire season, it is important to stay informed and be prepared. Check out these Wildfire Recovery Resources from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to stay up to date on the latest information.
Help Is Here!
Under the leadership of Democrats in Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration, the American Rescue Plan is bringing hope and healing across the nation. See below for how you can benefit from the American Rescue Plan:
A San Franciscan contacted my office looking for assistance in increasing their Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). My office contacted the Small Business Administration on behalf of constituent and helped them get approved for the maximum EIDL loan amount of $500,000.
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