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Aug 03

Federal Infrastructure Update

Posted on August 3, 2021 at 9:58 AM by Legislative Staff

Legislative text for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was released on Sunday night. As the League reported last week, the 5-year, $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure framework includes $550 billion in new federal infrastructure spending.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is in the process of scoring the legislation which will provide a cost estimate for the legislative proposal.

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer has publicly stated he expects voting on this package, including amendments, this week. In addition, votes on the separate $3.5 trillion human infrastructure plan through the budget reconciliation process that only requires 50 votes for passage before the Senate is scheduled to adjourn for a scheduled recess. The House is in recess until September and it is unclear whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi will call the House back for action prior to the scheduled recess.  

This is an evolving situation and we will continue to provide updates as details change. 

As we have previously asked, it is critical that New Jersey municipalities highlight infrastructure needs and successes on social media and tag federal members.

Using the hashtags #RebuldWithUs and #LeadWithInfrastructure, please share pictures, graphics and descriptions of local infrastructure needs and success stories on your social media accounts. Examples of tweets can be viewed on the 
League’s Social Media Sample Page.

Contact: Paul Penna, Legislative Analyst, ppenna@njlm.org609 695-3481, ext. 110.

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