Duluth, GA — Today, Congresswoman Lucy McBath is announcing that she secured $45,996,037 in federal funds, benefits, and grants for those she represents during the first session of the 118th Congress. McBath has assisted thousands of constituents with federal casework and secured tens of millions of dollars in federal investments. Beyond her work in Washington, she has sought to bring high-ranking government officials to Georgia, welcoming four members of President Biden’s Cabinet to the district and many more regional officials to highlight available federal resources to local elected officials, government leaders, and small business owners.

“I have been proud to champion transformative federal investments to support the American people during my time in Congress,” McBath said. “Our community is seeing policy turn to progress, as millions of dollars from historic legislative initiatives are coming back to revitalize both our neighborhoods and the infrastructure systems we rely on to live happy and healthy lives. I am so pleased to have returned vital funds back to my constituents and communities through the hard work of my team and addressed the issues that matter most to our communities through local visits with officials in the Biden-Harris Administration.”

In 2023, McBath’s federal casework program has returned $5,133,430 dollars in benefits and her work has secured $40,862,607 in community investments for her Metro Atlanta constituents:

  • $20,000,000 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant for the Gwinnett Place Transit Center redevelopment
  • $7,726,607 in critical infrastructure funding to repair, rehabilitate, or replace aging pipeline infrastructure in Lawrenceville as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law McBath voted to approve
  • $7,500,000 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program award to fund Extreme Risk Protection Orders for crisis intervention in Georgia, a provision McBath championed that was included in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act
  • $1,750,000 Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program grant to Metro Atlanta RapidTransit Authority
  • $1,053,400 Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) grant to Gwinnett Department of Transportation to fund safety improvements along the Singleton Road corridor
  • $888,000 Railroad Crossing Eliminations Program grant to study feasibility of eliminating three CSX crossings in Gwinnett County, authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
  • $600,000 Legal Assistance for Victims grant to Mosaic Georgia
  • $500,000 award to Emory University to fund an apprenticeship program in the School of Nursing for which McBath made an FY2023 Community Project Funding/Congressionally-Directed Spending request
  • $309,600 Safe Streets for All grant to the City of Peachtree Corners to develop a comprehensive safety action plan and to pilot traffic camera/sensors at targeted intersections where there are high volumes of traffic and pedestrians, authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
  • $260,000 Safe Streets for All grant to the City of Lilburn to develop a city-wide comprehensive safety action plan and pilot temporary traffic calming measures, authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and for which McBath sent a request
  • $150,000 Nonprofit Security Grant for Al-Falah Academy
  • $125,000 COPS Hiring Program grant to the City of Lilburn 

Since the start of this year, McBath has resolved 1,932 federal casework inquiries, including 671 passport cases. Here’s what constituents had to say about their experience with her office: 

“I'd been trying to get through to the SSA for months and no one was listening or giving my case a closer look. It wasn't until I enlisted the help of your office that they finally listened to me. Your response and attention to my case was more than I ever anticipated. I felt like I was in great hands.” -Kree from Norcross, GA 

“I needed my husband's records to pursue his case with the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. I had previously applied for my husband's records to no avail. Congresswoman McBath's office was able to get the records in about two weeks. I greatly appreciated their successful efforts. I have deep regards for her team. They showed great fortitude and professionalism.” -Rosia from Duluth, GA

“I would not have been able to go visit my sick grandmother and take my kids with me during their spring break without your assistance. Thank you so much for this service. It was invaluable. I'm so very grateful!” -Shireen from Lawrenceville, GA

As part of the historic work of the United States Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration, McBath voted to approve the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that has already driven $9.2 billion in federal investments to the state of Georgia, including:

  • $6,600,000,000 has been announced for transportation – to invest in roads, bridges, public transit, ports, and airports
  • $1,300,000,000 to connect everyone in the state to reliable high-speed internet access
  • $359,000,000 for clean water and water infrastructure

McBath has put the national spotlight on her community, bringing members of President Biden’s cabinet to her district and showcasing the rich diversity of Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District and the growth and progress that is continuing to develop with the support of bold federal investments that have been championed by McBath and the Biden-Harris Administration. Since the start of the year, McBath has welcomed the following officials from President Biden’s Cabinet to her district:

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marsha Fudge, who visited Gwinnett in April to tour the Good Samaritan Health Center and participate in an affordable housing roundtable with local leaders
  • Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Guzman, who visited Norcross in April and participated in a local chamber briefing and toured small businesses in downtown Norcross
  • Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, who visited Atlanta in July and participated in a roundtable discussion with Gwinnett and Fulton-based school counselors at the American School Counselor Association annual conference
  • Senior White House Advisor Mitch Landrieu, who visited Peachtree Corners in August and convened a transportation and infrastructure roundtable with local mayors, government leaders, and regional transportation advocates
  • United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, who visited Peachtree Corners in October to discuss trade and American investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Amit Bose, who visited Duluth in November to discuss rail concerns in local cities and highlight federal resources for elected officials in the district 

In addition to these White House leaders, McBath hosted a Small Business Resource Briefing with state and regional SBA leaders; a Senior Resource Telephone Town Hall with regional leadership from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Trade Commission, and AARP; and a press conference celebrating the Chattahoochee River Act with regional leadership from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Any constituent who is in need of federal casework assistance is encouraged to contact McBath’s Duluth district office by calling (470) 773-6330 or by visiting mcbath.house.gov/help.