H.R.3858 - Transportation Infrastructure for Job Creation Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 09/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations; Budget|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/27/2017 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3858 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/27/2017)
Transportation Infrastructure for Job Creation Act
This bill provides $7.5 billion in supplemental FY2017 appropriations to the Department of Transportation to remain available through FY2022 for national infrastructure investments under a competitive grant program commonly known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
The funding provided by this bill is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. The emergency funding is exempt from discretionary spending limits and is only available if the President subsequently designates the amounts as an emergency and submits the designation to Congress.
The bill also exempts the funding from sequestration. (Sequestration is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spending reductions under which budgetary resources are permanently cancelled to enforce specific budget policy goals.)