News from Congressman Lamb

Dear Friend,

Last week, I voted to pass the bipartisan $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), a once-in-a-generation investment in America’s roads and bridges, energy and water infrastructure, transit, airports, rural broadband and more.  It will create thousands of new jobs by rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure using American materials and workers.  The legislation passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 228-206 and now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

Too many critical infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania have been delayed or cancelled due to a lack of federal funding or due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The investments in this historic legislation will grow the economy, strengthen our global competitiveness, create good-paying union jobs that can’t be sent overseas, and make critical investments to combat climate change.

So what’s in the bill?  Along with comprehensively reauthorizing all surface transportation programs, the $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan provides $550 billion in additional funding including:

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As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I worked to ensure Pennsylvania’s infrastructure needs were addressed in the legislation.  Specifically, the package includes language from the following bills I have led:

Also included is an increase in federal highway funding to states.  Earlier this year, I led a successful push in Congress to increase COVID-19 relief funding for state Department of Transportation (DOTs).  As a result, PennDOT received $410 million to help our state and local communities recover from the pandemic faster while improving our roads and transportation systems, with more to come through the passage of this legislation. 

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a culmination of months of hard work and negotiations and is a long overdue investment in our infrastructure and American workers.  I look forward to the President signing this historic bipartisan legislation.   

                                                                 Sincerely,
                                             
                                                                 Conor Lamb
                                                                 Member of Congress
 

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