Summary: H.R.2479 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2479. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/17/2017)

Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's America Act

This bill authorizes appropriations for the nation's infrastructure, including appropriations for:

  • secure broadband internet access, with a prioritization on expanding broadband access in unserved areas;
  • drinking water improvements, such as appropriations for the drinking water state revolving fund and programs for reducing lead in drinking water;
  • the electric power grid, with a focus on grid modernization, security, resiliency, and efficiency;
  • energy efficiency in buildings, including homes and schools;
  • incentives for natural gas distribution companies to improve the public safety and environmental performance of the natural gas distribution system (e.g., pipeline replacements);
  • the deployment of renewable energy systems;
  • the incorporation of clean energy into community development and revitalization efforts;
  • revitalization of brownfield sites (commercial properties that are hindered from reuse or redevelopment due to the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant);
  • hospital infrastructure, with a prioritization given to projects that include cybersecurity;
  • outpatient health care facilities in the Indian Health Service; and
  • the improvement, renovation, or modernization of the infrastructure at clinical laboratories, teaching health centers, or behavioral health care centers.

In addition, the bill reauthorizes funding for: (1) a diesel emissions reduction program for certain diesel vehicles or fleets, (2) ensuring the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is operated and maintained in an environmentally sound manner; and (3) establishing a Southeast Refined Product Reserve to mitigate the impacts of a severe energy supply interruption in the Southeast.