LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR WEEK OF JUNE 21, 2021
117th Congress Infrastructure & Climate Change Agenda
Bipartisan Framework Agreed To; What Comes Next?
On Thursday, President Biden, flanked by Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and key Senators from both sides of the aisle, endorsed a broad infrastructure framework. The agreement totals $973 billion over five years or $1.2 trillion over eight years, with $559 billion in new spending. This includes an additional $20 billion in broadband funding repurposed from COVID-19 relief. The full fact sheet put out by the Biden Administration can be found here, and the perspective from Republican Senators can be found here. It is worth noting, as we have reported previously, that the Senate-passed water infrastructure bill, and the committee-passed surface transportation bills from the Senate Commerce and Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committees are included as planks within this agreement.
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