Congressman Lowenthal Announces Major Legislative Wins In House Transportation Bill
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), today, announced that he had secured the inclusion of significant policy priorities in a major transportation legislative package currently moving through the House.
The $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization legislation, the INVEST in America Act, passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee after a nearly 24-hour long markup on Wednesday. The bill is aimed at modernizing infrastructure nationwide and building on the efforts of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which passed the House with Congressman Lowenthal's support last Congress. The INVEST in America Act is expected to be voted on by the full House later this month. The bill will provide a policy framework to support the American Jobs Plan, which will include critical, additional investments in our infrastructure.
The numerous policy priorities Congressman Lowenthal championed which are contained within the INVEST in America Act include:
- Over $24 million in funding for community projects which benefit the 47th district
- Major investments in freight goods movement, which are critical to our port economy
- $8.3 billion to reduce carbon pollution
- $4 billion in electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- Strong Buy America and labor protections
“The INVEST Act overhauls American transportation policy to face the challenges of the future,” Congressman Lowenthal said. “The bill will assist my constituents in the 47th District, including millions of dollars of funding for community projects, but also aids our entire nation. It will address the desperate need to rebuild and reinvest in our national transportation and infrastructure systems, including historic investments in transit networks and zero-emissions technology. It also redoubles the efforts of the federal government to address climate change and move toward a more sustainable transportation future.”