ICYMI: Georgia Democrats Host Press Conference in Savannah Celebrating Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

November 19, 2021

Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia hosted a press conference in Savannah to highlight the passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill thanks to the leadership of Senators Ossoff and Reverend Warnock and Georgia’s six congressional Democrats. Speakers highlighted how the popular legislation will deliver $8 million in immediate relief to expand capacity for the Port and help ease supply chain stress — despite unanimous opposition from Georgia congressional Republicans and the entire GOP Senate field, including Herschel Walker.

Speakers also celebrated today’s House passage of the Build Back Better Act, which will create millions of good-paying jobs, expand access to health care, lower costs, and cut taxes for millions of families across Georgia without raising taxes a single cent for middle class Georgians.

“Thanks to President Biden and Savannian Senator Raphael Warnock, Savannah will be able to spend $8 million designated for Georgia ports from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. But this is just one small piece of an economy-boosting, job-creating effort by our president and our senators that will fix our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and get our communities back to work,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson. “So the question is, why is GOP senate candidate Herschel Walker and every single Georgia Republican opposing this popular, landmark, common-sense legislation? Herschel Walker and Georgia’s eight Republican members of Congress are standing against new jobs for Georgians, against our economic recovery and they’re standing against what we all know is best for our state.”

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is a gamechanger – and few places are these investments more needed than in places like Coastal Georgia. For far too long, our community has suffered from a severe lack of infrastructure investments – and that’s especially true for Black communities across the coast. But President Biden’s infrastructure bill is a once-in-a-generation investment that will finally address decades of economic and infrastructure disparities,” said Jay Jones, Former Chatham County Commissioner and Chatham County Democratic Committee Chair. “And as a former county commissioner, I see three other things that this infrastructure bill is going to bring: jobs, jobs, and more jobs. These investments, along with President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, will add on average nearly 2 million jobs per year across the decade. In addition to President Biden and Senator Ossoff, this would not be possible without the leadership of our native son from Savannah, Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock.”

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