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Nov 11

House of Representatives Passes Infrastructure Bill

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on November 11, 2021 at 12:46 PM by Legislative Staff

On Saturday morning, the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a 10-year, $1.2 trillion packages of traditional infrastructure with $550 billion in new funding. The Senate passed the bill last summer and it now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature. Public reports indicate that President Biden will sign the bill on Monday. The League, along with our partners at the National League of Cities (NLC) strongly advocated for this measure and wish to thank the entire New Jersey congressional delegation for their support for the IIJA. 

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Oct 29

Build Back Better Act Activity

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on October 29, 2021 at 1:34 PM by Legislative Staff

After months of negotiations between the Biden Administration, Congressional Leadership, Senate moderates and House progressives, President Joe Biden announced a 10 year, $1.75 trillion human infrastructure framework on Thursday. This act which will be considered using the budget reconciliation process that only requires 50 votes for passage in the Senate. Some key elements of the Build Back Better Act include universal preschool, elder care, expanded child tax credits, and clean energy tax credits.

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Aug 13

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Congress to Consider

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on August 13, 2021 at 9:37 AM by Taran Samhammer

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), by a vote of 69-30, which represents a significant step forward on $550 billion in new federal investments in America's infrastructure that cities and towns can benefit from. The bill now moves to the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi has committed to bringing the bill up along with the reconciliation instructions. However, it is not guaranteed that the House will pass the current bill.  

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