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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Congress to Consider

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Congress to Consider

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the bi-partisan 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 includes funding for rebuilding transportation connectivity, investing in water and climate resilience, broadband access, digital equity, cybersecurity, and bonding provisions. For more details on the provisions of the bill please see our recent blog post.

The bill now moves to the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi has committed to bring the bill up along with the reconciliation instructions. However, it is not guaranteed that the House will pass the current bill.

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

Using the hashtags #RebuildWithUs 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.org, 609 695-3481, ext. 110.

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