Senator Lena Gonzalez Issues Statement on President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

November 07, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement in response to the passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal:

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal that is now headed to the President’s desk will provide much needed investments to improve transportation infrastructure, protect the environment and advance digital equity. I am thrilled to share that the plan includes: $17 billion for port infrastructure, $7.5 billion to build out a national network of EV chargers, $89.9 billion in guaranteed funding for public transit over the next five years — the largest Federal investment in public transit in history, $66 billion in additional rail funding, $55 billion to expand access to clean drinking water, and $65 billion for broadband infrastructure deployment to help ensure that every American has access to reliable high-speed internet. I am thankful to President Biden and Congress for their leadership in securing these meaningful investments that will greatly improve the quality of life for Californians and I look forward to continued conversations on implementation as this all comes to fruition.”

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Senator Gonzalez represents the 33rd Senate District, which includes the City of Long Beach and portions of South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles including the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, and South Gate. Senator Gonzalez lives in Long Beach with her husband Adam and three sons.