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Sewell to discuss infrastructure bill benefits at public events Monday

Sewell plans to provide specific details on how the bill will help Alabama with some of its most needed infrastructure projects.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, left and President Joe Biden, right, on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2021.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell will be in Choctaw and Clarke counties on Monday, as she continues her efforts to educate the constituents in her district on the benefits of the recently passed, $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

Sewell, the only congressperson from Alabama to vote in favor of the bill, will host events in both counties outlining the specifics of the package and how it could be used to alleviate infrastructure issues in those counties. 

Fittingly, Sewell’s first event on Monday, a press conference, will be at the site of a bridge outage at Lake Lavada in Butler, where she plans to discuss the “transformative investments” in the infrastructure deal. Later on Monday afternoon, Sewell will host a public town hall at the Clarke County courthouse.

Sewell also plans to discuss her John Lewis Voting Rights Act bill, which the House passed months ago. The bill, which would restore key portions of the Voting Rights Act and implement election safeguards, is currently sitting in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin are blocking it. 

Alabama is expected to receive more than $6 billion from the infrastructure package — money that will be spent on a variety of projects, including repairing many bridges and expanding high-speed internet access to rural areas.

Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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