In return he won a promise of $400 million for a railroad extension into his Central Valley district in California’s agricultural heartland and a $100 million parkway project for the University of California, Merced.

Another $427 million will go to the overlapping districts represented by Sen. Richard Roth of Riverside and Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes of Corona, both Democrats. In a joint statement, they claimed credit for delivering “Riverside County’s fair share” to their constituents.