Congresswoman Nikema Williams Secures House Passage of Her Reconnecting Neighborhoods Program

July 1,2021

Press Release from the Office of Congresswoman Nikema Williams

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) voted to pass the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. Included in the INVEST in America Act is a key provision based on legislation authored by Congresswoman Williams: the Reconnecting Neighborhoods Program. 

The Reconnecting Neighborhoods Program will invest in the redesign or removal of highway infrastructure built through communities of color after the enactment of the 1956 Federal Aid Highway Act. Congresswoman Williams was instrumental in advancing the program from the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to the House floor, including by passing an amendment during the Committee’s June markup to ensure the program emphasizes equity and fosters community engagement in projects.

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