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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 01:56 PM

House committee passes $547 billion transportation bill with focus on environment after marathon mee

Source: Washington Post

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After meeting throughout the night, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed a $547 billion package early Thursday aimed at fixing the nationís roads and transit systems while putting a bigger focus on the environment.

The committee spent 19 hours in a meeting that began Wednesday morning and considered more than 200 amendments to the transportation package and separate legislation to fund wastewater facilities. Committee Chairman Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.) said the bills would lay the foundations for President Bidenís proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan.

ďI commend my colleagues for their hard work helping craft these two bills to deliver what Americans expect and deserve: safe roads and bridges, reliable transit options and a robust passenger rail network, wastewater systems that arenít on the brink of failure, and a commitment to address the existential threat of climate change,Ē DeFazio said in a statement.

The final vote was 38-26, with two Republicans joining Democrats to support the bill.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-committee-passes-dollar547-billion-transportation-bill-with-focus-on-environment-after-marathon-meeting/ar-AAKUS4p?li=BBnb7Kz

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Budi Jun 10 #1

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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:12 PM

1. Thank You! K&R

"The committee spent 19 hours in a meeting that began Wednesday morning and considered more than 200 amendments to the transportation package and separate legislation to fund wastewater facilities. Committee Chairman Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.) said the bills would lay the foundations for President Bidenís proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan."


A very good day for America ...

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