Allows Congress More Time to Negotiate Full-Year Bill, Including Funding for New Infrastructure Programs
On February 8, the House passed a three-week long extension of government funding as the current spending agreement in place expires on February 18. If passed by the Senate, this short-term funding bill will keep the government open through March 11 and give Congress more time to strike a deal to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year. Important to those negotiations include Congress fully funding new and increased funding for programs included in the November-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
As AGC and other stakeholders noted in January, without a full-year funding bill in place, Congress’ new investments in the nation’s infrastructure will be delayed. AGC will continue to encourage Congress to pass a spending bill that funds these new infrastructure commitments.
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