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Rep. Bass Votes To Pass Historic Infrastructure Bill, Advance President’s Sweeping Economic Recovery Package

November 5, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a once-in-a-generation investment in America’s roads and bridges, water infrastructure, resilience, internet, and more. Rep. Bass also voted to advance the Build Back Better Act, which may be the most significant expansion of the nation’s safety net since the war on poverty in the 1960s.

“Tonight is a good night for California and a good night for Los Angeles. Angelenos have demanded action and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered.

“Passage of this infrastructure bill will impact generations to come. This isn’t just about roads and bridges -- this is about bringing jobs home and enhancing the very fiber of our city. This is about, at long last, making the largest federal investment in public transit in our nation’s history, which will help complete key transit projects in high-traffic areas like LA Metro’s Purple Line extension. This is also the largest investment in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in our history and will bring clean drinking water to families throughout our state and our country.

“But we did more tonight. I also voted to advance legislation to lower the everyday costs that burden working families – from health care to childcare. This economic plan will tackle inflation while cutting pollution, reducing energy costs, and creating good paying jobs.

“The process wasn’t pretty, but the winners tonight are the people of Los Angeles – for whom I will always fight for. Our work isn’t finished but I am confident we can get this done and get the President’s agenda over the finish line.”