Washington, D.C. – Today, the House voted to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill known as the Moving Forward Act.
The bill authorizes federal spending to address some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, improving American competitiveness and expanding access to broadband, clean drinking water and quality school buildings.
Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:
“There’s no doubt that it is past time to invest to rebuild our bridges, roads, public transit, schools, water systems, pipelines, energy grid, broadband, and more, and doing so will create millions of jobs and boost the economy at a critical time. We hope the House, Senate, and Trump administration will come together to make these necessary investments in our future, and get Americans back to work once it is safe to do so.
We are particularly encouraged to see that Buy America is included in the legislation that passed the House, along with language to counter the plans of China’s regime to use these taxpayer-funded investments to further its own geopolitical interests. This will help ensure America’s infrastructure investments benefit the U.S. workers and communities that need them the most.”
AAM President Scott Paul is available for interviews on this topic.