CCAGW Annual Ratings

Infrastructure Package -- Motion to Concur


DeFazio, D-Ore., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide approximately $550 billion in new infrastructure spending, including for surface transportation, broadband, water and energy infrastructure. In supplemental appropriations and increased contract authority, the bill would provide $110 billion for roads, bridges and major surface transportation projects, including $47.3 for highway infrastructure and $40 billion for bridge construction and repair; $66 billion for rail, including $58 billion for Amtrak; and $39 billion for transit, including $5.3 billion for zero- and low-emission transit buses and $2 billion for accessibility improvements. It would provide $25 billion for airports and approximately $17 billion for ports and waterways, including $3.4 billion to modernize land ports of entry and $2.25 billion for water port upgrades, including resilience and electrification projects. It would provide approximately $11 billion for various transportation safety and research programs. It would provide $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and $5 billion for zero- and low-emission school bus programs. It would establish requirements for many new and existing surface transportation programs to consider the environmental and equity impacts of funded activities and authorize a range of transportation programs related to emissions reduction and climate change resilience. It would provide $1 billion for activities to reconnect neighborhoods by removing or remediating the effects of transportation infrastructure construction in disadvantaged and underserved communities. The bill would provide approximately $65 billion for broadband, including $42.5 billion for grants to states to increase access in unserved areas and $14.2 billion to extend a program initially authorized in response to the coronavirus pandemic that provides stipends to help low-income families pay for internet services. It would provide approximately $62 billion for the Energy Department, including $21.5 billion for clean energy demonstration projects, $16.3 billion for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, $8 billion for power grid resilience and other electricity projects, and $7.5 billion for fossil energy and carbon management. It would authorize or expand several programs to incentivize clean energy manufacturing, development and adoption. It would provide approximately $55 billion for water infrastructure and safety, including $30.7 billion for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, including $15 billion to replace lead service lines and $4 billion to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other emerging contaminants; and $12.7 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Across various departments, the bill would provide funding for climate change response and environmental remediation, including; $11.3 billion for abandoned mine land and water reclamation projects, approximately $5.75 billion for wildfire management, $3.5 billion for the EPA hazardous substance superfund and $3.5 billion for FEMA flood mitigation. It would also provide more than $1.7 billion for cybersecurity resilience programs. The bill would include a number of provisions intended to offset spending, including by rescinding certain unobligated COVID-19 relief funding and establishing tax reporting requirements for cryptocurrency and other digital assets.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 369
Bill Number: 
HR 3684
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Motion agreed to, (thus cleared for the president), 228-206 : D 215-6; R 13-200