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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advances Biden’s relief legislation

February 15, 2021


The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced out of committee nearly $100 billion in aid as part of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

“By approving this legislation, our Committee is moving forward with providing much-needed relief to the millions of transportation workers and rural and urban communities alike that have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn,” Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said. “With the plan that passed through our Committee on a bipartisan vote, Amtrak will be able to recall furloughed workers and restore service, transit workers will receive lifesaving personal protective equipment, and FEMA will receive critical funding to help get vaccines into the arms of Americans.”

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