The House on Nov. 5 approved the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, sending the bill to President Biden for his signature and clearing the way for a multi-year extension of highway programs and approximately $550 billion in new spending on highway and other projects. Combined with routine infrastructure spending through reauthorizing existing highway programs, the measure secures approximately $1.2 trillion in funding over five years. (The Senate passed the legislation in early August by a vote of 69-30.
NATSO supports the bipartisan infrastructure bill that is about to be signed into law. NATSO advocated against problematic policies such as rest area commercialization and tolling existing Interstates as ways to raise revenue, and also worked to ensure that there were sufficient guardrails around the distribution of alternative fuel infrastructure grant dollars that accommodate fuel retailers' business model and limit unfair competition from regulated utilities.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill is different from the partisan reconciliation bill that focuses on tax policy and social spending. NATSO does not support that bill in its current form.
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