City of Houston Federal Update

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law GraphicInfrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA)

On November 6, 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness.

The Senate voted 69-30 to approve the measure in August of 2021. Nineteen Senate Republicans voted for the bill, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The House of Representatives then passed the $1.2 trillion bill by a final vote of 228-206. Thirteen Republicans voted for the measure, and only six Democrats voted against it.

The IIJA includes billions of dollars in competitive funding available to cities, towns, and municipalities across dozens of new and existing programs. The City of Houston has and continues to actively pursue funding and has received a number of grant awards as described below.

This report focuses on Competitive Grants and Pending Grant Applications under the IIJA as well as monies allocated to the Houston Airport System and Broadband Deployment.

The report looks to provide information as well as contemporaneous news accounts to highlight the success in receiving resources under the IIJA. The report also shows awards for other Texas cities to give greater context for Houston’s record.

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