During her first term in Congress, Mimi served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where she played a critical role in drafting and passing critically needed infrastructure legislation. She recognizes the need for a safe and robust infrastructure system because of the important role it plays in our economy.
For the first time in a decade, a long-term highway infrastructure bill was signed into law. This bill provides necessary funding for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects. Another bill, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, which was also signed into law, included the most significant California water reforms in 25 years.
Mimi has long opposed California’s high-speed rail project, which has been plagued by a lack of transparency and riddled with cost overruns. She will continue to object to the use of taxpayer funds for this project.
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Department of Transportation Grants Loan to Orange County Transportation Authority with Support from Rep. Mimi WaltersJul. 27 | Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) released the following statement after the House passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act conference report, which authorizes resources for ports, waterways, and flood protection and importantly, includes long-overdue language to address the California drought:
Washington, DC – Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) released the following statement after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which would address the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection, and other water resources infrastructure and help strengthen our nation’s economic competitiveness: