What have Democrats done for you lately?
If you live or work in West Palm Beach, here are projects benefiting you that are being paid for by federal legislation pushed by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and passed by Democrats in Congress:
Fixing flooding problems in the Roosevelt Estates neighborhood and building or repairing sidewalks, crosswalks, streetlights and bike lanes. Paid for by an $8.1 million transportation grant to West Palm Beach in July that came from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Biden signed into law in November 2021.
Bonuses of as much as $3,800 and $500 COVID vaccine incentives for city employees, paid for by $24.5 million the city received from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which Biden signed into law in March of 2021.
Replacement of the city government’s vehicle fleet, which also was paid for by the $24.5 million in rescue plan money.
Republicans in Congress opposed both these aid packages. Despite Florida's long list of infrastructure problems — the state had 408 bridges and 3,564 miles of highway in poor condition, according to a federal analysis — no Republican from Florida voted in favor of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill when it reached the floor of the U.S. House and Senate. But that has not stopped some Republicans, such as Sens. Rick Scott of Florida and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, from claiming credit for the projects the law will pay for.
So as Republican incompetence and infighting has brought governance in the U.S. House to a standstill at a time when we most need leadership, remind yourself, your family members, your friends and your neighbors which of the nation’s two major political parties not only is committed to achieving progress for the American people but is actually doing it.