Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia hosted a press conference in Macon to celebrate President Biden and Georgia Democrats’ passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and discussed how the transformative package will drive an economic boost to Middle Georgia, from expanding transit and transportation to ensuring that every Georgian has affordable access to the internet.
Speakers emphasized how the infrastructure bill will create thousands of good-paying union jobs, stimulate our economy, and revitalize our state’s roads, bridges, and highways – leaving no Georgia community behind.
“Finally, after years of all-talk and no action from Republicans in Washington and Georgia alike, the Biden-Harris administration, Senators Ossoff and Reverend Warnock, and Georgia Democrats are delivering. We’re here today across from the Macon Terminal Station, in the heart of Middle Georgia, where infrastructure has been neglected for decades too long. But thanks to Georgia Democrats, that changes now,” Kendra Castelow, Vice Chair of the Macon-Bibb Democratic Party, said. “So the question is: Why do Georgia Republicans like Herschel Walker oppose this popular, landmark legislation? That’s right. Every Georgia Republican in Congress voted against this bill, and every Republican candidate vying to challenge Reverend Warnock next year — including Herschel Walker — is against this job-creating, road-fixing, economy-boosting package.”
“This infrastructure deal opens the door for projects that are going to provide jobs and employ workers with better wages, better benefits, and better opportunities across Middle Georgia. Over a ten year period, it’s estimated that 2 million jobs a year will be created. This would not be possible without the leadership of President Biden and Senators Ossoff and Reverend Warnock,” Richard Hollar, President of the Central Georgia Federation of Trades and Labor Council, said. “Republicans have talked a big game about infrastructure for years, but while President Biden and Georgia Democrats have actually delivered, not a single Georgia Republican voted for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. Republicans were elected to represent Georgia, but they’re voting against Georgia jobs, against Georgia’s workers, and against Georgia’s economy.”
“For far too long, small towns in Middle Georgia and throughout the state have suffered from a severe lack of infrastructure investments — especially majority Black towns. But President Biden’s infrastructure bill is exactly what towns and cities in what we call the Black Belt need to get back on our feet,” said Toomsboro Mayor Joyce Denson. “So many presidents talked about investing in infrastructure, but Joe Biden got it done. And in less than a year in office, Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff have done the same.”
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