The DeSaulnier Digest: Progress being Made in House Committees

June 14, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

Following a busy week in the four committees I serve on, I am feeling very optimistic about our efforts in Congress! I hope you will read on to learn more about the important progress being made every day and the work still ahead.

Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress


House Oversight Committee Pursues Justice for Victims of the Sackler Family's Greed

Congressman DeSaulnier has long been a leader in the fight to hold those responsible for the opioid epidemic, like the Sackler family, criminally accountable. Last week, at the leadership of Congressman DeSaulnier and Chairwoman Maloney, the Oversight Committee took action that will help prevent the Sacklers from evading punishment. Tune in here or by clicking on the image below as Congressman DeSaulnier speaks with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey about why Congressional action is imperative to ensuring we don't have a separate justice system for the wealthy.

House Education and Labor Committee Hosts Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh

Supporting energy workers in the Bay Area and across the country as we transition to a clean energy economy is top of mind for Congressman DeSaulnier. Last week, he raised this important matter directly with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh who agreed to work with us to support the workforce while protecting our environment. To hear their conversation in full, click here or on the image below.

13 DeSaulnier Initiatives Included in Transformational Infrastructure Package

After a marathon committee meeting, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the INVEST In America Act, a once-in-a-generation bill that would transform our infrastructure to meet today's needs by creating jobs, tackling climate, and giving our communities the resources to thrive.

Particularly exciting is that 13 initiatives Congressman DeSaulnier advocated for were included in the package. Among them is an ambitious effort to nationally build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure that would allow more Americans to shift to environmentally-friendly modes of transportation, saving gas money and our planet while also creating jobs! Other DeSaulnier Initiatives in the bill include prioritization of transportation accessibility to help ease the commutes of Americans to jobs, health care facilities, childcare, and affordable housing, increased road safety by helping to stop deadly truck underride crashes, and further oversight of large infrastructure projects to save American taxpayers millions of dollars. This bill is a testament to House Democrats' commitment to both meeting the needs of working families and protecting our planet.


Over the weekend, Congressman DeSaulnier joined Mike Emanuel of FOX News for a wide-ranging conversation around Israel's elections, President Biden's leadership at the G-7 Summit, and the need for a united and strategic approach to deal effectively with Russia. Click here or on the image below for the full interview.



The groundbreaking of the Yellow Brick Road walking route in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood represents the culmination of over a decade of community dedication and hard work. Congressman DeSaulnier recently had the chance to tour the route and see the incredible effort that has been put in by local youth to establish a safe path in their community.