On March 22, 2017, Ranking Member Peter DeFazio introduced H.R. 1664, the “Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act", legislation that provides approximately $500 billion in infrastructure investment to improve the conditions of our Nation’s highways, bridges, and public transit systems, address the Federal under investment that has caused the current state-of-good-repair backlog, and meet future highway and transit needs through fiscal year (FY) 2030.
On October 26, 2016, Democrats on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure released a new report that details the dichotomy of the Republican majority’s “A Better Way” budget framework and the need to connect low income people to jobs with affordable, reliable public transit.
On October 18, 2016 the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Democrats released a new report detailing the House Republican failure to protect the health of our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters from pollution and contamination. The report, titled “The Party of Pollution: An Analysis of the Republican Majority’s Failure to Protect Clean Water”, also highlights years of Republican attacks on the Clean Water Act, which celebrates its 44th anniversary this year.
On June 8 2016, the House unanimously passed S. 2276, the "Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016" (PIPES Act), bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes the Department of Transportation's pipeline safety programs.
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