The DeSaulnier Digest: Democrats Pass Historic Infrastructure Bill and Advance Legislation to Support American Families

November 9, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

In a major victory for the American people, House Democrats led the way in passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which makes once-in-a-generation investments to repair our nation's crumbling roads and bridges, creates millions of good paying union jobs, and makes public transit more accessible, safe, and efficient across the country and here in the Bay Area. Thanks to this bill, the Bay Area and Contra Costa are expected to receive $4.5 billion to fund projects like upgrading our transit lanes, expanding BART and bus services, and enhancing sidewalks and bike lanes. This funding will help us reduce congestion, improve commutes, and cut down pollution while bringing jobs into our communities. This is the work the American people sent us to Washington to get done and I was proud to cast my vote in support of this bill, which will soon be signed into law by President Biden.

Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress


House Democrats Advance the Build Back Better Act
On Friday, Democrats in the House brought the Build Back Better Act one step closer to becoming law. This historic investment in human infrastructure and working families would make a real difference in the lives of Americans, including through free prekindergarten for all 3- and 4- year olds, affordable child care and long-term care, lower health coverage costs, extended tax credits for working Americans, and more.



Legislation Would Support Workers and Tackle Climate Change

Congressman DeSaulnier introduced the Jobs for a Carbon Free Transportation System Act (H.R. 5896), which takes a unique approach to addressing the intersection of three of the biggest challenges our nation faces: climate change, outdated infrastructure, and job insecurity. To learn how this bill would meet the needs of our workforce and communitites while protecting our environment, click here or on the image below.