WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC), issued the following statement upon the House passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The bill heads to the President’s desk for signature.
“The bipartisan infrastructure bill is about jobs and safety to provide historic funding for roads, railways, broadband, water, and climate change mitigation efforts. Together with the Build Back Better Act, the bipartisan infrastructure bill will create an average 2 million jobs per year for 10 years. This is how taxpayer money should be spent—on tangible benefits that we can all recognize as contributing to our safety and future,” Rep. Speier said. “In addition to these historic investments, we have secured a dedicated $24 million for the San Francisco Bay geographic program. But we must not and will not stop here because we know that over 90 percent of hard infrastructure jobs go to men. That’s why it’s critically important that we swiftly pass the Build Back Better Act to expand access to and reduce out-of-pocket costs for health care, child care, and family care by making large, multinational corporations and the wealthiest pay their fair share. I look forward to the passage of the Build Back Better Act and applaud the President for his leadership in advancing the bipartisan infrastructure bill.”