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Rep. Bass Hosts Telephone Town Hall on the Infrastructure Plan & the Build Back Better Act

November 8, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep, Karen Bass (D-CA) hosted a telephone town hall to discuss the Infrastructure Plan & the Build Back Better Act

  • At 1:06, Rep. Bass discusses the American Jobs Plan and the Build Back Better framework. It will provide childcare, money for paid family leave, and housing resources. It will allocate $150 billion dollars to affordable housing investments, $7.2 billion dollars to individuals and families who are at risk for homelessness, and thousands of dollars for housing vouchers, among other programs. 
  • At 5:29, Rep. Bass discusses the Child Tax Credit and asks constituents to pay attention to their mailboxes for additional information. Once the bill is signed, the child tax credit will be extended for another year. 
  • At 9:00, Stephanie Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer for LA Metro, discusses how the Infrastructure Bill will help residents of Los Angeles.
  • At 13:34, David Libatique, Deputy Executive Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the Port of Los Angeles, discusses how funding from the Infrastructure Bill will help fund projects that will support and alleviate the congestion of ports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • At 17:25, David Libatique discusses funding moving towards workforce training centers, creation of jobs, and assistance to the transition of workers as zero emission equipment is introduced.
  • At 18:36, David Libatique explains how constituents are directly experiencing cargo surges and how the manufacturing supply chain is being affected.
  • At 19:45, Rep. Bass discusses how the underground lead piping is addressed in the Infrastructure Bill.
  • At 20:50, Stephanie Wiggins discusses how the Infrastructure Bill will directly affect individuals in West Los Angeles. Wiggins discusses improvement in the purple line subway, creation of jobs, and bus service.
  • At 22:15, Rep. Bass discusses why Democrats are not in Washington, D.C working on the Build Back Better Act. 
  • At 27:00, Rep. Bass discusses Disadvantaged Business Utilization on construction projects.
  • At 27:55, Rep. Bass discusses aid for historically Black colleges and colleges.
  • At 28:15, Rep. Bass discusses actions taken to aid homeless veterans surrounding the VA on San Vicente Blvd. 
  • At 29:55, Stephanie Wiggins discusses the GoPass Program, available to students participating in K-12 schools and community colleges. It will provide free Metro fare on Metro and other participating transits. For more information, individuals should contact their administrator at school or school district. 
  • At 40:10, Rep. Bass gives closing remarks