House to Soon Vote on Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill; AGC Supportive of Process, Has Concerns with Some Provisions

June 24, 2021

The week of June 28, the House is set to vote on the INVEST in America Act, legislation to reauthorize the nation’s surface transportation programs. This legislation passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee earlier in the month on a near party-line vote. In addition to the $547 billion included in the legislation for surface transportation programs, the package also includes two other bills to reauthorize the nation’s waste and drinking water programs. While AGC is supportive of the House continuing the reauthorization process, we have reservations about some of the policies contained in the bill, such as a lack of environmental review and permitting reforms and a limitation on the ability to construct new highway capacity. As the legislative process moves forward, AGC will continue to encourage House members to make necessary improvements to the bill that will address these policies concerns.

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