Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia hosted a press conference in Columbus to celebrate President Biden and Georgia Democrats’ passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and discussed how the transformative package will drive an economic boost to the Chattahoochee Valley, 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 — while Georgia Republicans like Herschel Walker oppose these critical investments for our state.
“Thanks to President Biden, our Democratic Senators Ossoff and Warnock, and our Democratic congressional delegation, we have delivered for you. This historic package will revitalize Georgia’s roads, bridges, transportation, and broadband connectivity — leaving no Georgia community behind,” Congressman Sanford Bishop said. “But we’re just getting started. Last week, Democrats in the House passed President Biden’s Build Back Better Act. Our friends on the other side of the aisle have gone to bat for corporations and the ultra-wealthy, but President Biden, Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff, and congressional Democrats are moving to help every day Georgians get back on track.”
“Right here in Columbus, we’ll see relief from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the tune of roughly $20.7 million to improve our city, including much-needed maintenance for roads and bridges that we use every day. Which makes it even more appalling that Georgia Republicans opposed this popular, landmark, common-sense legislation. That’s right. Every Georgia Republican in Congress voted against this bill, and every Republican candidate vying to challenge Senator Warnock next year – including Herschel Walker – is against this job-creating, road-fixing, economy-boosting package,” Columbus City Councilwoman Toyia Tucker said.
“President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law opens the door for projects that are going to employ workers with better wages and better opportunities across West Central Georgia, including local transit and transportation, which is especially important to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen,” Dwayne Massenglae, State Legislative Chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, said. “Politicians have talked a big game about infrastructure for years, but the President has actually delivered. I’m incredibly grateful for the Georgia leaders who pushed this legislation over the finish line for West Central Georgia – Senator Reverend Warnock, Senator Ossoff, Congressman Bishop, and five other members of Congress in metro Atlanta. And because of their efforts, we are going to see a new generation of economic growth that will benefit all of Columbus, the Chattahoochee Valley, and the entire Peach State.”
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