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Aug 13

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Congress to Consider

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on August 13, 2021 at 9:37 AM by Taran Samhammer

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), by a vote of 69-30, which represents a significant step forward on $550 billion in new federal investments in America's infrastructure that cities and towns can benefit from. The bill now moves to the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi has committed to bringing the bill up along with the reconciliation instructions. However, it is not guaranteed that the House will pass the current bill.  

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Aug 03

Federal Infrastructure Update

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder 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.

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Jul 29

Federal Infrastructure Update

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on July 29, 2021 at 5:18 PM by Legislative Staff

The Senate announced they have reached an agreement on a 5-year, $1 trillion traditional infrastructure package. The act, titled the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes funding for roads, rails, bridges, ports, broadband, clean water, clean energy, cyber security, and electric vehicle infrastructure. It is expected that 2 million jobs will be created per year with passage of this legislation.

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