Auchincloss on COVID Relief, Future of Transportation [OPINION]
"A better summer is coming," exclaimed Congressman Jake Auchincloss as he was on his way to vote for the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan that is a key legislative achievement in the early days of the Biden Administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress. The bill passed the House early Saturday morning and moves on to the Senate for deliberation.
The American Rescue Plan is a pathway to recovery and to a return to normalcy as it includes critical funding for public health, state and local relief, direct cash payments, and more. Ensuring this desperately needed relief is on its way was one of the most important votes of Rep. Auchincloss's young career.
Auchincloss was elected to replace the outgoing Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, which includes Boston suburbs and the northern and western regions of the SouthCoast. Already an expert on transportation from his work in the private and public sector, Auchincloss campaigned heavily on a bold vision for the future of the Commonwealth's transit and infrastructure, which is in desperate need of reform.
Auchincloss's expertise and attention to these issues were recognized when he was appointed to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in his first term.
Recently, I was joined once again by Rep. Auchincloss on-air; he's been a regular guest since he first launched his campaign for Congress. We discussed the details of the COVID relief package, his work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and his reason for optimism for the people of the Commonwealth and the nation.
You can listen to the full conversation here:
Marcus Ferro is the host of The Marcus Ferro Show airing Saturdays on 1420 WBSM from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
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