Transportation & Infrastructure
It’s no secret that our nation needs to take a serious look at our infrastructure issues. Corroding bridges, aging highways, underfunded transit systems are safety hazards. Congress not only needs to reinvest in America’s infrastructure, but we need to go beyond returning it to the status quo. Our infrastructure investments in these networks need to be forward-looking and climate-friendly.
As the only member from Maryland on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I've sought to bring our state's infrastructure into the 21st-century. I've worked with Congressional partners throughout the Capital region to reauthorize funding to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, secure funding for the region’s purple line expansion and pressure Maryland to finish the job, improve road conditions on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, construct safer routes to school, and support smart, transit-oriented development. I have also secured significant investments for infrastructure improvements at Joint Base Andrews, Fort Meade, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Fort Detrick, Havre de Grace, and Saint Inigoes.
I support the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, a historic infrastructure investment bill that will create good-paying union jobs, reconnect communities divided by poor infrastructure, tackle the climate crises, and make our economy more sustainable, resilient, and just. I believe it's time to shift away from the old, car-centric status-quo toward safe, affordable, efficient, and green transportation alternatives that better facilitate the lives of working families.