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Building America's Future Statement on Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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Washington, D.C. – August 10, 2021 – Today the Senate passed the $1.2 trillion over eight years Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  Included in the $1.2 trillion package is $550 billion in new funding as well as the Senate’s five-year surface transportation reauthorization legislation.  In response to this action, Building America’s Future Co-Chairs former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued the following statements:

Building America's Future Statement on House Passage of the INVEST in America Act

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Washington, D.C.

Building America's Future Statement on the Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal

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Washington, D.C. – June 12, 2021 – A bipartisan group of 10 Senators has announced that it reached an agreement to put forth a $1.2 trillion over eight years infrastructure proposal.  In response to this development, Building America’s Future Co-Chairs former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued the following statements:

Building America's Future Statement on Passage of the INVEST Act

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Washington, D.C.

Building America's Future Statement on Passage of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act

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Washington, D.C. – May 26, 2021 – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved its Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (STRA).  The bipartisan-crafted bill will provide $304 billion over five years for the nation’s highways and bridge programs.  Several other Senate committees must still act to write and approve their titles of the transportation bill that will provide funding for important transit, rail and safety programs.

BAF Infrastructure Week 2021 Highlights

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The 9th annual United for Infrastructure: A Week to Champion America's Infrastructure took place May 10-14th, 2021.  While the name has been rebranded, the mission has remained the same.  The Week continues to be an opportunity to educate policymakers, the media and general public about the critical importance of infrastructure to our nation's economic competitiveness and quality of life.  As a proud member of United for Infrastructure's Steering Committee, Building America's Future has played an important role in shaping the theme and message of the Week.

Reflections on the Path Forward

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By Kerry O'Hare, Building America's Future Board Member

May 5, 2021

As we are about to embark on the 9th annual United for Infrastructure: A Week to Champion America's Infrastructure that will take place May 10-14, this is an ideal time to reflect on where we’ve been and what the future may have in store for transportation.  

Building America's Future Statement on the Senate Republican Infrastructure Proposal

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Washington, D.C. – April 22, 2021 – Today, a group of Senate Republicans lead by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) unveiled a $568 billion infrastructure proposal as a counteroffer to President Biden’s $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan.  In response to the proposal, Building America’s Future’s Co-Chairs former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued the following statement:

Governor Rendell and Secretary LaHood News Clips on the American Jobs Plan

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On March 31, 2021 President Biden unveiled his $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan.  In response, Building America's Future issued a press release and Governor Rendell and Secretary LaHood sat for numerous media interviews to provide their further reactions to the President's massive and visionary infrastructure proposal.

The Hill: The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan

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By Ed Rendell

April 7, 2021