PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills released the following statement on Vice President Harris’s visit to Pittsburgh today with Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic investments to remove and replace lead pipes:
“We welcome Vice President Harris and key members of the administration to the Steel City today, and we’re grateful for the much-needed relief that the Biden-Harris administration has already brought to the people of Pennsylvania. Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the American Rescue Plan and more, we are seeing historic and positive change.
“Thanks to the policies of the Biden-Harris administration, the American Rescue Plan created 93,600 jobs for Pennsylvanians and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests more than $17 billion in the commonwealth. $1.4 billion of this is to help improve the commonwealth’s water supply, and this administration is investing more than $4 billion nationwide to remove and replace lead pipes and paint, which Vice President Harris will discuss today.
“Too many families don’t have access to clean drinking water, and Pennsylvania has roughly 160,000 lead service lines that need to be addressed. We are grateful that the Vice President and cabinet officials are here today to take action and address this crucial issue.
“Meanwhile, most Pennsylvania Republicans voted against the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and continue working against Pennsylvanians, running on an agenda that would force families to pay more than millionaires and billionaires, and jeopardizing Medicare and Social Security.”