The DeSaulnier Digest: House Passes Major Infrastructure Bill and Upcoming Virtual Office Hours

July 6, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

Virtual Office Hours are back this Thursday, July 8th and you can now sign up for a one-on-one meeting with me. I want to hear from you and answer your questions about legislation and what is happening in Congress. My office can also provide assistance with federal issues like Social Security, Medicare, and IRS-related items. To schedule an appointment, RSVP to markis.listening@mail.house.gov before 2 p.m. tomorrow. Appointments are first come, first served and you will receive an email prior to your appointment with the details. If you are not able to join us on Thursday or if appointments fill up, stay tuned as we will be hosting more Virtual Office Hours. Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
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Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress

HOUSE PASSES HISTORIC TRANSPORTATION AND WATER BILL

Due to decades of underinvestment, Americans are in dire need of bold action to fix the nation's infrastructure and put our country back to work. To answer the call, Congressman DeSaulnier voted in support of the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684), a once-in-a-generation investment to rebuild our nation's crumbling infrastructure, create millions of good-paying jobs, and address the growing threat of climate change. Included in the bill are 13 initiatives authored by Congressman DeSaulnier aimed at promoting sustainable transportation and improving access to safe and reliable public transit, and 10 projects that could bring $19 million back home directly to Contra Costa County. The bill passed the House by a vote of 221-to-201. Prior to its passage, Congressman DeSaulnier had the honor of managing some debate on the bill on the House Floor. To hear his full remarks click here or on the image below.

IN THE NEWS

Check out Congressman DeSaulnier's op-ed about why the Senate must continue the House's efforts to pass important updates to our transportation system by clicking here or on the image below.

You can also learn more about how the bill would benefit Contra Costa, the Bay Area, and the country in the Congressman's interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. To read the full story, click here or on the image below.

POST OF THE WEEK

HOUSE CONTINUES WORK TO INVESTIGATE JANUARY 6th ATTACK

The House has continued the important work of ensuring that attacks like the one on January 6th do not happen again. Last week, after Republicans in the Senate blocked the creation of a bipartisan commission similar to the 9/11 Commission, the House created a committee to investigate how the insurrection happened and what we can do to protect the Capitol and our democracy. The bill passed by a vote of 222-to-190.

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