If we want to build a competitive workforce in today’s economy, we have to bring our national infrastructure up to speed by making smart investments in our housing, transportation, water, energy and internet infrastructure.
Throughout my time in Congress, I have helped secure a $20 million TIGER Grant for Birmingham and the BJCTA Bus Rapid Transit system. Just this year, I helped secure a $50 million CHOICE Communities Grant to build more affordable housing in the Smithfield, College Hills, and Graymont neighborhoods. And in Alabama’s rural Black Belt, I have helped communities win tens of millions of dollars for water and sewer improvements.
In 2021, I was proud to be the only Member of Congress from Alabama to vote in favor of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the largest investment in our nation’s infrastructure in nearly a century to rebuild our roads and bridges, improve our public transportation, and so much more.
As a Member of the Ways and Means Committee, I fought hard to ensure that the infrastructure law included targeted investments to clean up our water and sewer systems throughout the Black Belt and expand access to high-speed internet for every Alabamian.
By making the right investments, we can connect students, workers, doctors, farmers and all Americans with the resources and opportunities they need for success.