Over the last two months, thousands of people have taken the time to learn how the American Jobs Plan provides LA County with the best resources to upgrade our infrastructure into the 21st century through our educational campaign #InfrastructureMatters. Thank you for helping spread awareness. This week we will be providing you with a brief legislative update on infrastructure bills being discussed in Washington, D.C.
On June 10, 2021—after a 19-hour markup—the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted to advance the INVEST in America Act and the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. These two pieces of legislation could provide much needed funding for LA County’s roads, bridges, highways, rail, transit, and water systems.
While this is great news, negotiations on a larger infrastructure package are ongoing. We must continue to inform everyone of our region’s needs. Please feel free to use any of our #InfrastructureMatters materials on our website in your advocacy efforts.
H.R. 1915, The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021
- Introduced by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Chair of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee
- Passed by a vote of 42-25
- It would invest $50 billion over 5 years to upgrade America’s clean water infrastructure
You can view a copy of the bill here and a summary here.
H.R. 3684, The INVEST in America Act
- Introduced by Congressman Peter DeFazio, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Passed by a vote of 38-26
- This is a 5-year $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that directs federal investments in roads, bridges, transit, and rail
- It includes over 75 LA County Member-Designated Projects
You can view a copy of the bill and designated projects here and a summary here.