House Expected to Pass $1.5T Infrastructure Bill
The House is expected to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill this week that focuses on infrastructure. However, it seems as if the bill has a tough road ahead of it due to Republican opposition, as well as no clear way of funding, according to E&E News.
The “Moving Forward Act,” H.R. 2 will put forth billions of dollars dedicated to infrastructure investment, including roads, bridges, water, public works, and renewable energy. The most recent infrastructure grade the U.S. received came in at a D+ in 2017.
The “Moving Forward Act” is essentially Democratic ideas for upgrading the country’s deteriorating infrastructure while combating climate change and putting a jolt into the economy by creating well-paying jobs.
It would invest $100 billion in mass transit, $75 billion in clean energy, $40 billion in wastewater and $25 billion in drinking water, according to a fact sheet provided by the office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).