Norton to Attend President Biden’s Signing of Historic Infrastructure Bill

Nov 15, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will attend the signing of the historic infrastructure bill at the White House. Norton, who is a senior member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the chair of its Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, met with President Biden and Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg when the legislation was being written. Under the bill, the District of Columbia will receive $1.1 billion for roads and bridges, $1.2 billion to improve public transportation, the opportunity to apply for $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to electric vehicle charging, 164,000 D.C. residents will be eligible to apply for affordable internet access, $10 million to protect against cyberattacks, and $355 million to improve water infrastructure and ensure access to clean, safe drinking water.

"I am glad that, as chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, I met with President Biden and Secretary Buttigieg when they were writing the historic infrastructure bill to be signed into law by the president today,” Norton said. “I am pleased they listened and included my priorities for D.C., including funding to help D.C. improve our roads and bridges, increase the number of climate-friendly electric vehicle charging stations, vastly improve access to efficient public transportation, and provide $355 million to repair and upgrade D.C.'s water infrastructure. It will be an honor to attend the ceremony with the president, Secretary Buttigieg, and my fellow members of Congress who worked on this historic bill.”

The infrastructure legislation also includes Norton's bill with Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) codifying a ban on smoking, including of e-cigarettes, on Amtrak.