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Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act

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Location: Washington, DC

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Ms. BASS of California. I rise to commend Congresswoman Maxine Waters for offering her TIGER grant amendment. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant program invests in innovative road, rail, transit, and port projects.

Projects funded through TIGER strengthen the economy, create jobs, reduce traffic, and provide safe, affordable, and environmentally sustainable transportation choices. TIGER delivers projects faster and saves taxpayer dollars by reducing construction costs.

In my Los Angeles district, TIGER has provided significant opportunity. In fact, TIGER has provided resources for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project, a light rail line that will connect key communities to the Los Angeles International Airport.

I look forward to continue working with my respected colleague, Maxine Waters, to advocate for a comprehensive and community-valued Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project that will include a station at Vernon Avenue in the historic Leimert Park Village, a neighborhood which serves as the central arts and cultural hub of Los Angeles County's African American community.

The TIGER grant program is critical to the success of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line, as well as many projects like it throughout the country.

I am sorry that the amendment was ruled out of order. I think that that was a mistake on our part.

I yield back the balance of my time.Ms. BASS of California. I rise to commend Congresswoman Maxine Waters for offering her TIGER grant amendment. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant program invests in innovative road, rail, transit, and port projects.

Projects funded through TIGER strengthen the economy, create jobs, reduce traffic, and provide safe, affordable, and environmentally sustainable transportation choices. TIGER delivers projects faster and saves taxpayer dollars by reducing construction costs.

In my Los Angeles district, TIGER has provided significant opportunity. In fact, TIGER has provided resources for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project, a light rail line that will connect key communities to the Los Angeles International Airport.

I look forward to continue working with my respected colleague, Maxine Waters, to advocate for a comprehensive and community-valued Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project that will include a station at Vernon Avenue in the historic Leimert Park Village, a neighborhood which serves as the central arts and cultural hub of Los Angeles County's African American community.

The TIGER grant program is critical to the success of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line, as well as many projects like it throughout the country.

I am sorry that the amendment was ruled out of order. I think that that was a mistake on our part.

I yield back the balance of my time.

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