Historic Bills Passed in Congress

Floor Speech

Date: Dec. 1, 2021
Location: Washington, DC


Ms. NORTON. Madam Speaker, Democrats in the House have much to be proud of as we approach the end of the year.

In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, we have passed two of the most significant bills in the history of the House of Representatives-- the Transportation and Infrastructure bill and President Biden's Build Back Better bill.

I chaired the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and I was pleased to attend President Biden's signing of the bill at the White House. The bill directs $39 billion to public transportation--like D.C.'s Metro-- expands broadband, and funds replacing lead service pipes.

Our Build Back Better bill is an omnibus bill that catches up with years of needs Congress has failed to meet, from affordable childcare that will free women and men to work, to combating climate change, a clear and present danger to the planet.

It would be difficult to find more significant bills passed by the House of Representatives in a single session.