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NACo Analysis of U.S. House Democrats’ Infrastructure Package: H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act

Over the month of June, House Democrats advanced their vision for a comprehensive infrastructure package, beginning with the passage of a five-year, $494 billion surface transportation reauthorization out of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 18. Following the surface bill, Democrats set their sights on a much larger infrastructure plan: H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, that included the transportation reauthorization, in addition to funding for broadband, ports, airports, Brownfields restoration, public housing, public schools, clean energy and clean water, and clean drinking water projects, among others. On July 1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.5 trillion legislation along mostly party lines. Its path forward in the U.S. Senate remains both unclear and unlikely, though both chambers will have to work together to address the upcoming expiration of the current surface transportation law (P.L. 114-94) on September 30, 2020.

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