Representative Houlahan Delivers Critical and Long Overdue Investments in Pennsylvania’s Transportation Infrastructure
Washington, November 5, 2021
WASHINGTON – Tonight, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and send it to the President’s desk for signature. This bill makes critical and long overdue investments across our Commonwealth to repair and rebuild roads and bridges, modernize our ports and airports, improve public transit, and make needed updates to our passenger and freight rail systems.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act originally passed the U.S. Senate in August by a vote of 69-30 and Houlahan has worked since then to bring it to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. It passed the House 228-206.
“This is an important day for our community, for everyone who relies on efficient, reliable, and safe transportation options to commute to work, get to school, transport goods, and remain connected online,” said Houlahan. “In its most recent report card, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the Commonwealth a C-, reflecting both the age and deterioration of our infrastructure. Once enacted, this bipartisan legislation will raise that score and I look forward to working with state and local leaders to put this money to good use in our community. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will repair and modernize infrastructure across our Commonwealth, create jobs, grow our economy, and improve the quality of life for Pennsylvanians.”
“Given that our community is still recovering from flood damage caused by Hurricane Ida, I’m pleased that this bill includes $280 million for existing municipal stormwater management grants and another $50 million in competitive grants specifically for innovative new stormwater control technologies,” Houlahan continued.
Over 100 organizations have endorsed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act including the AFL-CIO, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Association of Counties, the Small Business Roundtable, and The Nature Conservancy.
Once enacted, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will deliver:
Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator, and a nonprofit leader. She represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Small Business Committee. She is the recipient of the Democracy Award for Transparency and Accountability given by the Congressional Management Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award which “recognizes members who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.”