AGC-Backed National Parks Infrastructure Bill Passes House; Goes to President

Provides $9.5 Billion for Transportation and Building Infrastructure Improvements

On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the AGC-backed Great American Outdoors Act, which especially helps address the needs of National Parks Service infrastructure and facilities. The bill would establish the National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Fund, which would direct $9.5 billion in non-taxpayer monies over five years to address priority repairs in national parks and on other public lands controlled and operated by the Department of the Interior and its agencies. A minimum of 65 percent of the fund would be dedicated to non-transportation projects, such as building construction. The remaining parts of the fund would be available for roads, bridges, tunnels, and other transportation-related projects. The bill passed the Senate last month and heads to the president for his expected signature into law.

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