Rep. Obernolte secures $11 million for CA-08 projects including $800,000 for streets and sidewalk improvements in Bishop

Rep. Obernolte secures $11 million for CA-08 projects including $800,000 for streets and sidewalk improvements in Bishop

 

PRESS RELEASE – WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte (CA-08) secured $11 million in funding for projects in California’s 8th District that passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of this week’s major appropriations package. This includes $1 million for a street and sidewalk improvement project in the City of Bishop.

 

“Rural areas such as California’s 8th District have historically received less funding per capita than urban areas, which is unfair. Securing funds for projects like this is critical to improving the quality of life in rural California and supporting the needs of the people who call our community home,” said Rep. Obernolte.  “I saw the need for this project firsthand during my recent visit to Bishop, and I look forward to working alongside the Mayor, City Council and Inyo County officials to help Bishop’s downtown area thrive.”

 

“We are extremely grateful for Congressman Obernolte’s strong support for this project and for his continued commitment to improving the quality of life and economic development of rural towns in his district. This is wonderful news for our small city as our budget is very limited and this safe route to school project is desperately needed,” said Bishop Mayor Stephen Muchovej.

 

The $1 million for street and sidewalk improvements in the City of Bishop will help to revitalize the downtown area and eliminate congestion and unsafe sidewalks along Main Street. The Member Designated Funding Request made in partnership with the City of Bishop was included in this week’s major appropriations package voted on before the House of Representatives.

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Yrama
Yrama
1 month ago

Remember that Obernolte voted to overturn election results hours after the attack on our Capitol — along with Kevin McCarthy Doug LaMalfa, Devin Nunes, Mike Garcia and Ken Calvert. There were lots of us who wrote to Obernolte demanding that he resign for this anti-democratic vote. Never forget.

M. Anderson
M. Anderson
1 month ago

Please identify specifically “this week’s major appropriations package voted on before the House of Representatives” so we can check who voted for and against it. Some senators and representatives, e.g. Mitch McConnell for example, vote against funding bills but when back home take credit and brag about how the bill will benefit their constituents.

Sami
Sami
1 month ago
Reply to  M. Anderson

To be specific, Rep Obernolte voted AGAINST the package he is currently touting. Claiming that he secured any of this funding seems to be deeply misleading.
https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/151831/jay-obernolte

TT
TT
1 month ago
Reply to  Sami

Sami,

Olbernolte did not vote against these funds. He voted against HR 4502, which these funds are earmarked within. He did in fact secure these funds, for without his request they would not have been included in the Bill. He clearly was not in favor of HR 4502 in the final form of the Bill, hence his No vote, but the Bill passed with his funding included within it. That’s often times how legislation works. If it wasn’t Olbernolte who secured the funds, who do you think it was? He’s the only one I’ve seen requesting the funds:
https://obernolte.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/obernolte.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/City-Bishop-Streets-Sidewalks-Improvements.pdf

You seem like the type of person who is eager to seek info for yourself which is great in this day and age, but don’t let confirmation bias shorten your pursuits of the truth.

Sami
Sami
1 month ago
Reply to  TT

TT, it’s not confirmation bias to point out political hypocrisy. The rep is playing games with his votes and political positions. He’s obviously in favor of public infrastructure funding when it benefits his political career specifically, but will take a public partisan stand against it for the sake of his conservative reputation.

TT
TT
1 month ago
Reply to  Sami

I agree. However, seeking information with a certain confirmation bias might lead someone to stop short of obtaining full truth, which could result in false statements like the one you made that Olbernolte didn’t secure this funding. He requested it and secured it in HR 4502. I don’t care to speculate as to why he voted against the Bill. But the truth is without his request, the funding wouldn’t have been secured.

Confirmation bias is a common symptom of the tribalism that’s plaguing our society.

Maskless Local
Maskless Local
1 month ago

Representative Obernolte is very proactive for the districts that he represents, this is exactly what we need as our population base does not garner the attention of the much bigger counties. He deserves congratulations and our thanks for this good work, hopefully it will not be the last of this federal funding for much needed infrastructure improvements.

Sami
Sami
1 month ago
Reply to  Maskless Local

Please note above, Jay Obernolte voted against these funds.

sugarmags
sugarmags
1 month ago
Reply to  Maskless Local

except for the fact that apparently he voted against this…..bury your head in the sand much my firend???

Sami
Sami
1 month ago

The good rep is against all public spending until it’s his district.