SC&RA Applauds Congressional Passage of the Infrastructure Act; Urges Biden to Sign
(November 10, 2021)
- Late Friday, the United States House of Representatives passed, by a 228-206 bipartisan vote, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The multi-year, $1 trillion federal transportation legislation, passed by the Senate 69-30 in August, reauthorizes the federal highway program for a period of 5 years, and includes an additional $550 billion in new infrastructure investments, facilitating long overdue repairs and improvements to our roads, bridges, rail, and public transportation systems, and increasing investment in airports, ports, broadband, and water systems. Once signed into law by President Joe Biden, it will create new jobs through project construction in the short term, and provide improved safety, mobility, and quality of life for decades to come.
“SC&RA applauds Congress’ dedication and leadership to the infrastructure issues most important to SC&RA and our members,” said SC&RA CEO Joel Dandrea. “It demonstrates bipartisan compromise on critical infrastructure issues which can ultimately prevail for the greater benefit of American economic competitiveness and progress.”
Earlier this year, SC&RA, along with 82 other organizations, signed and submitted to the Senate a letter supporting the IIJA. For more information, contact Chris Smith