Reliable, accessible public transportation and ensuring our region has the infrastructure it needs to grow safely are among my top priorities in Congress. We must continue to make needed investments in our transportation infrastructure in order to boost our economy, create jobs, and plan for the future.
In November 2021, the House passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which makes historic investments to rebuild America’s infrastructure, create millions of good-paying jobs and support American workers.
I worked hard to include vital funding and policies to address some of Sacramento’s most pressing needs. I worked with my colleagues to ensure the package included crucial funding for the Army Corps of Engineers and flood protection infrastructure that our region needs. And, I fought to secure crucial energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy upgrades at our public schools. The bill also includes investments for wildfire risk reduction and will make much needed enhancements in our power infrastructure, helping to ensure grid resiliency under extreme weather.
I continue to address our region’s transportation needs and collaborate closely with Federal, State, and local agencies to secure much-needed funds and approvals to move Sacramento’s transportation projects forward. Whether it is procuring federal grant dollars to build a new bridge connecting both sides of the river, expanding public transportation and beyond, or bringing together local entities to explore a potential streetcar system, I am committed to improving Sacramento’s transportation infrastructure so that it remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family.