Pam / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Categories: Advocacy, ATSSA, Government, Infrastructure, Policy Senate sets timeframe for infrastructure package Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) indicated that the Senate should expect to vote on a bipartisan infrastructure package later this month. The framework of the package was agreed to in late June and has the support of the “G-22,” a group of 11 Democrat and 11 Republican senators. The framework’s initial total cost is $1.2 trillion, with $109 billion going to roads and bridges and $11 billion marked for safety. Senate Democrats intend on pairing the infrastructure package with a companion $3.5 trillion budget resolution made up of priorities kept out of the bipartisan bill, including action on climate change, increases to childcare and a potential increase on taxes for corporations. In the House, the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee completed a markup of its FY22 budget Monday night. The budget proposal passed by a voice vote. The budget proposal allocates $105.7 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)–a $19 billion increase over both last year’s enacted budget and the budget request made by President Joe Biden for this fiscal year. The spending bill now goes to a markup before the full House Appropriations Committee on Friday. Previous Article Michigan legislative delegation tours roadway work zone with ATSSA members and staff Next Article Iowa’s smart use of arrow boards featured in new issue of Roadway Safety magazine Print 1019 Rate this article: No rating Tags: infrastructure package House Appropriations Committee G-22 House Transportation and Housing and Urban Develop Please login or register to post comments.