INVEST in America Act is a Positive Step Forward on Infrastructure Investment

Washington, D.C. – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is scheduled to consider the INVEST in America Act on Wednesday, a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that will help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure.

The panel also will consider the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021, a measure that addresses water infrastructure.

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:

“Rebuilding America is a long journey, and the consideration of this legislation is an important step forward on the road to that destination. We commend the leadership of Chairman Peter DeFazio and the members of the committee for their work, as a robust new investment and vision for rebuilding our nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems is desperately needed, especially as our nation looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We also applaud the committee’s leadership for including strengthened Buy America requirements in the bill, which will maximize the job impacts of new infrastructure investments.  

“We look forward to working with Mr. DeFazio and policymakers to make this change happen soon, and hope it will help accelerate a larger effort to rebuild American infrastructure, creating millions of new jobs and ensuring our country can remain competitive in the 21st century.”