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June 11, 2021 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – This week, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) testified before the House Appropriations Committee in support of the Community Project Funding requests she submitted to the committee.

Rep. Pressley’s Community Project Funding requests focus on rebuilding a more just and equitable Massachusetts 7th as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis and address deep and persistent inequities.

June 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), co-founder of the House Future of Transportation Caucus, announced that the House Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill, the INVEST in America Act, includes over $18.5 million in federal funding supporting several projects championed by the Congresswoman through the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee.

April 14, 2021 Page

Member Designated Transportation Projects

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation this year. Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the T&I Committee will formally accept requests for projects from House Members.

March 30, 2021 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) re-introduced the Freedom to Move Act, bold legislation to support state and local efforts to establish public transportation as a public good through fare-free services.

February 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) relaunched the Future of Transportation Caucus, to continue creating a vision for the future of our transportation system that emphasizes equity, access, and sustainability.

December 11, 2020 In The News

On Thursday, Representative Ayanna Pressley joined 32 other members of the U.S. Congress to introduce the Transit Parity Resolution, which calls on the federal government to end its 40-year practice of spending four times as much on highways than on transit.

Since 1982, federal transportation funding has been governed by the “80-20 split,” which restricts the federal Department of Transportation from spending more than 20 percent of its Highway Trust Fund money on transit projects, leaving the majority of federal funding for highway projects.

December 10, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), along with 30 Members of Congress, introduced the Transit Parity Resolution calling for equal funding for transit and highways.