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Infrastructure is calling. Congress has answered.

Today is a good day for the country! I'm proud to report that my bill, the INVEST in America Act – the first bill that meets many of the goals in President Biden's American Jobs Plan – has just passed the House! I've been pushing for a transformative investment in infrastructure for years, and my hard work has paid off.

My bill is big, bold and GREEN! And that's the way it should be. After the record-breaking heat wave that hit Oregon, it's more obvious than ever that we need to build climate resilient infrastructure and reduce harmful carbon pollution.

Republicans have already started complaining that this transportation bill does too much to combat climate change. They're wrong. Our transportation sector is the largest driver of carbon pollution in the United States. It's time we transform our transportation infrastructure to take on the challenges of tomorrow, not the 1950s.

The INVEST in America Act will pull the U.S. out of the recession caused by COVID, and prioritize american products, labor, and innovation. My bill will put millions of people back to work fixing our existing roads and bridges, and make historic investments in public transit, rail, biking and walking infrastructure, and zero emission transit options.

I look forward to working with President Biden and Senate leadership to see this historic investment through. The time for bold action is now!

Infrastructure is calling, and Congress has answered.


Posted on July 1, 2021.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

Meet Peter