WASHINGTON – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, is traveling to the White House Thursday to discuss the ongoing impact of investments in Illinois through the Biden-Harris Administration.
“As we work to build a stronger Illinois, it’s critical that we have strong federal support, particularly when it comes to infrastructure, health care and other areas that impact the day-to-day lives of residents,” Gordon-Booth said. “President Biden and his team have been great partners for Illinois, and I’m excited to highlight and discuss ways we can continue to move our state and the Peoria region forward.”
Gordon-Booth’s visit is part of the White House’s Communities in Action: Building a Better America series. This half-day forum invites local leaders to discuss Biden-Harris Administration projects that are impacting their community, creating opportunities and improving people’s lives. Thursday’s attendees will be from Illinois and Indiana, and are expected to meet with senior administration officials and cabinet members.
Under the Biden-Harris Administration’s leadership, billions have been directed for various Illinois projects – including over $10 billion for transportation projects, $1.5 billion to connect everyone to highspeed internet and $751 million for clean water improvements. Additional information on these initiatives and other efforts can be found at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Illinois-Fact-Sheet.pdf and https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/IIA-All-State-Fact-Sheets-Illinois.pdf.
For more information, please contact RepJGordon@gmail.com.