Transportation & Infrastructure
To build a competitive economy for the 21st century, the United States must improve our crumbling infrastructure. Investing in transit, transportation, and other vital infrastructure creates jobs and fosters economic growth.
In Congress, I strongly support a comprehensive national strategy to improve and invest in our nation’s infrastructure. At home in Minnesota, I am working with my colleagues and our state and local leaders to support investments in transportation infrastructure that keep our Twin Cities and East Metro economy strong and growing.
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The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, from the 116th Congress. Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the T&I Committee will formally accept requests for projects from House Members.
For fiscal year 2022, the Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies will accept community project requests for two accounts within the Department of Transportation and one account within the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These are:
Today, U.S. Reps. Betty McCollum (MN-04), Angie Craig (MN-02), and Ron Kind (WI-03) sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget pushing for the distribution of $100 million for the Army Corps of Engineers to address the impacts of this spring’s devastating floods along the Mississippi River. The funds were included in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, and were signed into law by President Trump in June 2019. Those funds have not yet been disbursed so the Army Corps can do their jobs.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development funding bill, which provides $137.1 billion in budgetary resources, an increase of $6 billion from the 2019 level, to invest in America’s infrastructure by improving transportation safety, protecting vulnerable populations, building resilience to climate change, and expanding access to safe, affordable, and fair housing.