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Titles (39)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Moving Forward Act

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • California New River Restoration Act of 2020
  • Climate Smart Ports Act
  • FUTURE Western Water Infrastructure and Drought Resiliency Act
  • Furthering Underutilized Technologies and Unleashing Responsible Expenditures for Western Water Infrastructure and Drought Resiliency Act
  • GREEN Act of 2020
  • Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now Act of 2020
  • Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2020
  • INVEST in America Act
  • Improving Hazardous Materials Safety Act of 2020
  • Infrastructure Grants To Improve Child Care Safety Act of 2020
  • Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act
  • Motorcyclist Advisory Council Reauthorization Act
  • Open Back Better Act of 2020
  • Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act
  • Puerto Rico WaterSMART Grants Eligibility Act
  • Recovering America's Wildlife Act
  • Renewable Energy, Efficiency, and Infrastructure Tax Act of 2020
  • Reopen and Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2020
  • Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2020
  • Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020
  • Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2020
  • TRAIN Act
  • Transforming Rail by Accelerating Investment Nationwide Act
  • Water Infrastructure Investment, Job Creation, and Economic Stability Act
  • Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2020

Short Title(s) as Reported to House

INVEST in America Act
Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act

Short Title(s) as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • Improving Hazardous Materials Safety Act of 2020
  • Motorcyclist Advisory Council Reauthorization Act
  • Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act
  • TRAIN Act
  • Transforming Rail by Accelerating Investment Nationwide Act

Short Title(s) as Introduced

INVEST in America Act
Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act

Short Title(s) as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Improving Hazardous Materials Safety Act of 2020
  • TRAIN Act
  • Transforming Rail by Accelerating Investment Nationwide Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
07/01/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 188 (Roll no. 138).
06/26/2020Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 116-437.
06/11/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (75)

Date Chamber All Actions
07/20/2020SenateReceived in the Senate.
07/01/2020-5:23pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2.
07/01/2020-5:23pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/01/2020-5:23pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 188 (Roll no. 138).
07/01/2020-4:41pmHouseH.Amdt.830 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/01/2020-4:40pmHouseH.Amdt.830 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. DeFazio. (consideration: CR H3038; text: CR H3038)
07/01/2020-4:40pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 193 (Roll no. 137).
07/01/2020-3:58pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
07/01/2020-3:50pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the use of funds for any entities owned or controlled by a nonmarket country, those subject to certain other trade monitoring or those listed pursuant to section 9(b)(3) of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act.
07/01/2020-3:49pmHouseMr. Crawford moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (text: CR H3036)
07/01/2020-3:48pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
07/01/2020-3:48pmHouseH.Amdt.829 On agreeing to the Tlaib amendment (A010) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 181 (Roll no. 136).
07/01/2020-3:01pmHouseH.Amdt.827 On agreeing to the Foxx (NC) amendment (A008) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 147 - 274 (Roll no. 135).
07/01/2020-2:22pmHouseH.Amdt.826 On agreeing to the Graves (MO) amendments Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 179 - 241 (Roll no. 134).
07/01/2020-1:44pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
07/01/2020-1:43pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Graves amendment en bloc No. 6, adoption of the Foxx amendment and adoption of the Tlaib amendment all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
07/01/2020-1:42pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
07/01/2020-1:21pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further proceedings on H.R. 2 were postponed.
07/01/2020-1:21pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tlaib amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Tlaib demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/01/2020-1:20pmHouseH.Amdt.829 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A010) pursuant to the rule.
07/01/2020-1:09pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1028, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tlaib amendment No. 3.
07/01/2020-1:09pmHouseH.Amdt.829 Amendment (A010) offered by Ms. Tlaib. (consideration: CR H3031-3033, H3035-3036; text: CR H3031-3032)
07/01/2020-1:08pmHouseH.Amdt.828 By unanimous consent, the Courtney amendment was withdrawn.
07/01/2020-1:03pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1028, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment No. 2.
07/01/2020-1:03pmHouseH.Amdt.828 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Courtney. (consideration: CR H3031; text: CR H3031)
07/01/2020-1:02pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Foxx amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/01/2020-1:02pmHouseH.Amdt.827 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A008) pursuant to the rule.
07/01/2020-12:51pmHouseWORDS TAKEN DOWN - During the course of debate, exception was taken to certain words used and a demand was made to have the words taken down. Mr. Rose (NY) asked unanimous consent to withdraw the words. Without objection, the words were withdrawn. The House resumed with debate on the Foxx amendment.
07/01/2020-12:29pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1028, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 1.
07/01/2020-12:26pmHouseH.Amdt.827 Amendment (A008) offered by Ms. Foxx (NC). (consideration: CR H3027-3031, H3034-3035; text: CR H3027)
07/01/2020-12:23pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Graves (MO) amendment en bloc No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Graves (MO) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/01/2020-12:22pmHouseH.Amdt.826 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A007) pursuant to the rule.
07/01/2020-11:52amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1028, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Graves(MO) amendment en bloc No. 6.
07/01/2020-11:52amHouseH.Amdt.826 Amendments en bloc (A007) offered by Mr. Graves (MO). (consideration: CR H3022-3027, H3033-3034; text: CR H3022-3024)
07/01/2020-11:50amHouseH.Amdt.825 On agreeing to the Waters amendments (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/01/2020-11:49amHouseH.Amdt.825 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A006) pursuant to the rule.
07/01/2020-11:25amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1028, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Waters amendment en bloc No. 5.
07/01/2020-11:25amHouseH.Amdt.825 Amendments en bloc (A006) offered by Ms. Waters. (consideration: CR H3010-3022; text: CR H3010-3019)
07/01/2020-11:20amHouseH.Amdt.824 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendments (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/01/2020-11:19amHouseH.Amdt.824 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A005) pursuant to the rule.
07/01/2020-10:38amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1028, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the DeFazio amendment en bloc No. 4.
07/01/2020-10:38amHouseH.Amdt.824 Amendments en bloc (A005) offered by Mr. DeFazio. (consideration: CR H2995-3010; text: CR H2995-3006)
07/01/2020-10:34amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2995-3039)
07/01/2020-10:34amHousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 2.
06/30/2020-7:08pmHouseThe motions to reconsider the votes on amendments en bloc numbers one, two, and three to H.R. 2 are laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
06/30/2020-7:08pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further proceedings on H.R. 2 were postponed.
06/30/2020-7:08pmHouseH.Amdt.823 On agreeing to the Pallone amendments (A004) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 178 (Roll no. 133).
06/30/2020-6:37pmHouseH.Amdt.821 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendments (A002) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 189 (Roll no. 132).
06/30/2020-5:54pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone amendment en bloc No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Shimkus demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/30/2020-5:54pmHouseH.Amdt.823 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A004) pursuant to the rule.
06/30/2020-5:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1028, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment en bloc No. 3.
06/30/2020-5:21pmHouseH.Amdt.823 Amendments en bloc (A004) offered by Mr. Pallone. (consideration: CR H2963-2976, H2977-2978; text: CR H2963-2973)
06/30/2020-5:20pmHouseH.Amdt.822 On agreeing to the Lipinski amendments (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/30/2020-5:20pmHouseH.Amdt.822 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A003) pursuant to the rule.
06/30/2020-4:46pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1028, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Lipinski amendment en bloc No. 2.
06/30/2020-4:46pmHouseH.Amdt.822 Amendments en bloc (A003) offered by Mr. Lipinski. (consideration: CR H2951-2963; text: CR H2951-2959)
06/30/2020-4:45pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment en bloc No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Graves (MO) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/30/2020-4:45pmHouseH.Amdt.821 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
06/30/2020-3:56pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1028, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the DeFazio amendment en bloc No. 1.
06/30/2020-3:55pmHouseH.Amdt.821 Amendments en bloc (A002) offered by Mr. DeFazio. (consideration: CR H2939-2951, H2976-2977; text: CR H2939-2944)
06/30/2020-1:15pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.R. 2.
06/30/2020-1:13pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
06/30/2020-1:13pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1028. (consideration: CR H2694-2978; text: CR H2694-2918)
06/30/2020-12:57pmHouseRule H. Res. 1028 passed House.
06/29/2020-8:59pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1028 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
06/26/2020HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 350.
06/26/2020HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 116-437.
06/18/2020HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/17/2020HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/17/2020HouseSubcommittee on Highways and Transit Discharged.
06/17/2020HouseSubcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Discharged.
06/12/2020HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/12/2020HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/11/2020HouseReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
06/11/2020HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (129)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 06/11/2020
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 06/11/2020
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 06/11/2020
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 06/26/2020
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 06/26/2020
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 06/26/2020
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 06/26/2020
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 06/26/2020
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 06/26/2020
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 06/26/2020
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 06/26/2020
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 06/26/2020
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 06/26/2020
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 06/26/2020
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 06/26/2020
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 06/26/2020
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 06/26/2020
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 06/26/2020
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/26/2020
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 06/26/2020
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 06/26/2020
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 06/26/2020
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 06/26/2020
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 06/26/2020
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 06/26/2020
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 06/26/2020
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 06/26/2020
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 06/26/2020
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 06/26/2020
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 06/26/2020
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 06/26/2020
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 06/26/2020
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 06/26/2020
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 06/26/2020
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 06/26/2020
Del. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 06/26/2020
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 06/26/2020
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 06/26/2020
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 06/26/2020
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 06/26/2020
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 06/26/2020
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 06/26/2020
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 06/26/2020
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 06/26/2020
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 06/26/2020
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 06/26/2020
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 06/26/2020
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 06/26/2020
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 06/26/2020
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 06/26/2020
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 06/26/2020
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 06/26/2020
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 06/26/2020
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 06/26/2020
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 06/26/2020
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 06/26/2020
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 06/26/2020
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 06/26/2020
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 06/26/2020
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 06/26/2020
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 06/26/2020
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 06/26/2020
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 06/26/2020
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 06/26/2020
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 06/26/2020
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 06/26/2020
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 06/26/2020
Del. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 06/26/2020
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 06/26/2020
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 06/26/2020
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 06/26/2020
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 06/26/2020
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 06/26/2020
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 06/26/2020
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 06/26/2020
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 06/26/2020
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 06/26/2020
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 06/26/2020
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 06/26/2020
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 06/26/2020
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 06/26/2020
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] 06/26/2020
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 06/26/2020
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 06/26/2020
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 06/26/2020
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 06/26/2020
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 06/26/2020
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 06/26/2020
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 06/26/2020
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 06/26/2020
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 06/26/2020
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 06/26/2020
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 06/26/2020
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 06/26/2020
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 06/26/2020
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 06/26/2020
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 06/26/2020
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 06/26/2020
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 06/26/2020
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 06/26/2020
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] 06/26/2020
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 06/26/2020
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 06/26/2020
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 06/26/2020
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 06/26/2020
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 06/26/2020
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 06/26/2020
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 06/26/2020

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Transportation and Infrastructure06/11/2020 Referred to
06/17/2020 Markup by
06/26/2020 Reported by H. Rept. 116-437
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit06/12/2020 Referred to
06/17/2020 Discharged from
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials06/12/2020 Referred to
06/17/2020 Discharged from

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Subjects (198)


Latest Summary (3)

There are 3 summaries for H.R.2. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House (07/01/2020)

Moving Forward Act

DIVISION A--FEDERAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021

This division extends FY2020 enacted levels through FY2021 for federal-aid highway, transit, and safety programs. It also provides additional contract authority in FY2021 for (1) the Federal Highway Administration, (2) the Federal Transit Administration, (3) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highway safety programs, and (4) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration motor carrier safety programs.

Among other provisions, the division

  • includes additional routes within the Central Texas Corridor, a high priority corridor on the National Highway System;
  • includes the Central Louisiana Corridor and the Central Mississippi Corridor as high priority corridors in such system; and
  • directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to report on the unique challenges that residents in areas of concentrated poverty face when riding public transportation.

DIVISION B--SURFACE TRANSPORTATION

This division reauthorizes for FY2022-FY2025 several surface transportation programs, including the federal-aid highway program, transit programs, highway safety, motor carrier safety, and rail programs.

Among other provisions, this division

  • addresses climate change, including strategies to reduce the climate change impacts of the surface transportation system and conduct a vulnerability assessment to identify opportunities to enhance the resilience of the surface transportation system and ensure the efficient use of federal resources;
  • revises Buy America procurement requirements for highways, mass transit, and rail;
  • establishes a rebuild rural grant program to improve the safety, state-of-good repair, and connectivity of transportation infrastructure in rural communities;
  • expands the DOT highway safety high visibility enforcement program;
  • require DOT to carry out a safe routes to school program;
  • sets forth motor vehicle safety standards that require new commercial motor vehicles to be equipped with an automatic emergency braking system, establishes performance requirements for such braking systems, and requires the systems to be used while the commercial vehicles are in operation;
  • directs DOT to establish a pilot program to demonstrate a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee to restore and maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and achieve and maintain a state of good repair in the surface transportation system;
  • modifies requirements for the national multimodal freight policy and state freight plans to include further consideration of environmental and equity impacts; and
  • revises the transportation infrastructure finance and innovation (TIFIA) program of DOT to include an expedited decision time line for public agency borrowers seeking secured loans.

The effective date of this division applies beginning on October 1, 2021.

DIVISION C--HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION

This division addresses provisions related to hazardous materials transportation, including provisions to reauthorize through FY2025 the hazardous materials programs of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Among other provisions, this division

  • repeals certain requirements related to lithium cells and batteries;
  • directs the Federal Railroad Administration to initiate an evaluation of the safety, security, and environmental risks of transporting liquefied natural gas by rail;
  • provides grants to nonprofit organizations to develop hazardous materials response training for emergency responders and make such training available electronically or in person; and
  • requires DOT to ensure that the PHMSA shares with all relevant stakeholders, including state and local governments, all materials and information received, reviewed, or produced related to pipeline leaks, damage, or disruption.

DIVISION D--RAIL

This division addresses various rail related provisions, including the National Rail Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), intercity passenger rail policy, commuter rail policy, and rail safety.

Among other provisions, this division

  • authorizes appropriations through FY2025 to provide grants to support Amtrak's intercity passenger rail service on the Northeast Corridor and the National Network;
  • prohibits Amtrak from imposing mandatory arbitration clauses when passengers purchase tickets;
  • modifies provisions related to the Northeast Corridor Commission, including to require the commission to submit a strategic development plan that identifies key state-of-good repair, capacity expansion, and capital improvement projects planned for the corridor.
  • directs Metra (Chicago commuter rail system) and Amtrak to develop one-year and five-year improvement plans for Chicago Union Station;
  • requires DOT to enter into an agreement with the National Academies to conduct a study and issue a report on the safety impacts of freight trains longer than 7,500 feet; and
  • directs DOT to issue and publish a national strategy on how it plans to address blocked railroad crossings.

DIVISION E--AVIATION

This division reauthorizes through FY2025 airport planning and development and noise compatibility planning and programs. It also addresses environmental concerns related to aviation, including development of low-emission aviation technologies.

Among other provisions, this division

  • authorizes certain funding to be used exclusively to bring air traffic control facilities of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) into acceptable condition, including sustaining, rehabilitating, replacing, or modernizing such facilities and associated costs;
  • sets forth requirements for a change in airport sponsorship or operations with respect to airport operating certificates;
  • establishes a competitive grant and cost-sharing agreement program to develop, demonstrate, or apply low emission aviation technologies, and produce, transport, blend, or store sustainable aviation fuels that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • requires DOT to enter into an agreement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study on climate change mitigation efforts with respect to the civil aviation and aerospace industries; and
  • directs DOT to establish a Joint Task Force on Air Travel to develop recommended requirements, plans, and guidelines to address the health, safety, security, and logistical issues relating to the continuation of air travel during and after the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency

DIVISION F--INVESTMENT IN WATER RESOURCES AND WATER-RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE

This division addresses provisions related to water resources and water-related infrastructure, including wastewater infrastructure to help communities with storm water needs.

Among other provisions, this division

  • allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enter into agreements to provide grants for the establishment of hazard mitigation revolving loan funds to provide funding assistance to local governments to carry out projects to reduce disaster risks for homeowners, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and communities;
  • reauthorizes through FY2025 the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund which provides funding for several programs, including fisheries conservation and management, water and boating infrastructure, and recreational boating safety;
  • requires the EPA to establishes a grant program for purchasing or installing equipment and technology that is used at a port and produces zero exhaust emissions of certain pollutants and greenhouse gases, or captures 100% of the exhaust emissions produced by an ocean-going vessel at berth;
  • establishes a pilot program to provide funding to states to incorporate wastewater testing for drugs at municipal wastewater treatment plants in order to monitor drug consumption and detect new drug use more quickly and in a more specific geographic region than methods currently in use;
  • establishes a California New River restoration program;
  • directs the EPA to establish a program to award research grants to wastewater utilities, institutions of higher education, and other entities to investigate the use of wastewater surveillance as an indicator of the distribution of COVID-19 in communities; and
  • provides direct grants to owners and operators of publicly-owned treatment works for planning, design, construction, and operations training of intelligent wastewater collection systems and storm water management operations, and of innovative and alternative combined sewer and storm water control projects.

DIVISION G--ENERGY AND COMMERCE

This division creates the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, and it provides funding for programs that (1) promote digital equity and broadband capacity building, (2) provide discounts on phone service for low-income consumers, and (3) subsidize internet services for schools and libraries. The bill also establishes specified transparency requirements, such as making federal broadband data available to local governments and changing the way broadband data is collected, disputed, and reported. Further, the bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to redefine unserved and underserved communities and to update its rules permitting Wi-Fi access on school buses. The bill also prohibits states from erecting barriers to locally owned broadband networks.

The division establishes requirements related to motor vehicle safety, including rulemakings for crash avoidance, updating the 5-Star Safety Rating System, and establishing standards to reduce injuries and fatalities suffered by pedestrians and cyclists struck by motor vehicles.

The division provides funding for certain energy and infrastructure measures, including grant programs to (1) assist water utilities with treatment for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, (2) assist rural electric cooperatives or nonprofit entities with designing and demonstrating energy storage and microgrid projects using renewable energy sources, and (3) construct or install community solar facilities that serve multi-family affordable housing. Further, the bill establishes a rebate program, requirements, and funding for specified energy efficiency retrofits.

The division also allows a tax credit for purchasing zero-emission vehicles and supports deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The division provides funds to increase hospital capacity and support community health centers in their response to COVID-19.

DIVISION H--ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

This division addresses various provisions, including those related to the national scenic byways program, the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to passenger or freight transportation facilities, and certain transportation policies.

Among other provisions, this division

  • reauthorizes appropriations through FY2025 for the national scenic byways program;
  • requires, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the owners and operators of equipment or facilities used by passenger or freight transportation employers to implement personal protective equipment and disinfection and sanitization procedures, and air carriers to submit to the FAA a proposal to permit pilots to wear masks or protective face coverings in the flight deck;
  • authorizes the U.S. Geological Survey to fund, through a cooperative agreement with an academic partner, the design, construction, and tenant build-out of a facility to support energy and minerals research and appurtenant associated structures;
  • requires the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study to identify the impact of certain transportation policies on people based on their race, ethnicity, nationality, age, disability status, and gender identity; and
  • directs the Department of Labor to award implementation or renewal grants, on a competitive basis, to eligible industry or sector partnerships to achieve certain strategic objectives with respect to targeted infrastructure industries (e.g., transportation, construction, energy, information technology, or utilities industries).

DIVISION I--ZERO-EMISSION POSTAL FLEET AND OTHER MATTERS

This division authorizes appropriations to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for the modernization of postal infrastructure and operations, including through capital expenditures to purchase delivery vehicles, processing equipment, trailers, and other goods. The USPS must ensure that at least 75% of the total number of vehicles purchased using such funds are electric or zero-emission vehicles.

Additionally, not later than January 1, 2026, the USPS must provide at least one electric vehicle charging station at each publicly available postal facility for use by the public or its employees.

DIVISION J--COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES

This division expands and otherwise modifies various housing and community development programs. Specifically, the division authorizes additional assistance under the following programs

  • the Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization demonstration program,
  • the Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant program,
  • the Native American Housing Block Grant program, the HOME Investment Partnership program,
  • the Community Development Block Grant program,
  • supportive housing for individuals with disabilities and for the elderly, and
  • single-family repair loans and grants for very low-income homeowners in rural areas.

The division also authorizes the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide additional assistance from the Public Housing Capital Fund, the Housing Trust Fund, and the Capital Magnet Fund.

In addition, HUD must

  • establish a grant program for the preservation of manufactured housing,
  • develop a plan for retrofitting federally assisted housing to support broadband service, and
  • identify public housing and federally assisted housing with lead-based water service pipes.

HUD may also award grants for the removal and replacement of such pipes.

The division makes permanent, and otherwise revises, the Interagency Council on Homelessness.

In general, the division requires that projects, other than housing development projects, that use Community Development Block Grant funds must use construction materials produced domestically.

HUD may use capital or operating funds to construct new public housing units even if doing so results in a net increase of public housing units.

The Government Accountability Office must study

  • inequities in flood disaster assistance,
  • broadband service in federally assisted housing, and
  • the housing infrastructure needs of populations that are at higher risk of homelesness.

DIVISION K--REOPEN AND REBUILD AMERICA'S SCHOOLS ACT OF 2020

The purpose of this division is to support long-term improvements to public school facilities.

The division sets forth allocations to states and establishes a need-based grant program for local educational agencies (LEAs).

The division requires LEAs that receive funds for new construction to comply with hazard-resistance building codes and performance criteria under the Water Sense Program of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

The division sets forth requirements for green practices (environmental standards) and requires the use of iron, steel, and manufactured products made in the United States (Buy America).

Funds may not be used for charter schools operated by a nonprofit entity.

The division sets forth reporting requirements, including annual reports on grant program projects and a report by the Government Accountability Office that requires a study of the geographic distribution of projects, the impact of projects on student and staff health and safety, and the accessibility of projects to high-poverty schools.

The division increases funding for the Impact Aid Construction program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in each of FY2020-2024. It also awards grant to LEAs for the repair or replacement of crumbling school foundations affected by pyrrhotite.

DIVSION L--PUBLIC LANDS, TRIBAL COMMUNITIES, AND RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

This division addresses provisions related to public and tribal lands, water infrastructure, wildlife conservation, and energy.

Among other provisions, the division

  • makes permanent the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund;
  • authorizes appropriations to provide funding to repair certain water conveyance facilities and restore and maintain fish populations in the San Joaquin River in California;
  • establishes a grant program to help disadvantaged communities address a significant decline in the quantity or quality of drinking water;
  • addresses water management infrastructure and improvement, groundwater management, and water conservation and environmental restoration in certain western states;
  • directs the Department of Health and Human Services to award through FY2024 additional funds to the Indian Health Service Sanitation Facilities Construction Program;
  • ratifies and modifies the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement negotiated between the Navajo Nation, the United States, and Utah;
  • allows certain agencies to retain and use rental fees for rights-of-way and other telecommunications infrastructure use authorizations;
  • establishes a grant program for projects that acquire land and water for parks and outdoor recreation purposes;
  • establishes the Western Riverside County National Wildlife Refuge in California;
  • takes certain land into trust for the benefit of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians;
  • establishes the National Wildlife Corridors System and authorizes tribal wildlife corridors;
  • establishes a program to remediate, reclaim, and close orphaned oil and gas wells;
  • expands payments from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund for abandoned coal mine cleanups;
  • creates priority areas for geothermal, solar, and wind energy projects on public lands; and
  • establishes an offshore wind career training grant program.

DIVISION M--REVENUE PROVISIONS

This division provides for infrastructure financing through the issuance of infrastructure bonds, including school infrastructure bonds, and revisions to advance funding bond and private activity bond provisions. It also revises and makes permanent the new markets tax credit and increases the rehabilitation tax credit.

The division allows a credit for operations and maintenance costs of government-owned broadband.

DHS must make an immediate needs assessment of the condition of child care facilities throughout the United States and award grants to states for such facilities.

The division extends through 2020 the tax credit for the production of energy from certain renewable resources (e.g., biomass, landfill and trash facilities). It also extends other energy-related tax credits, including credits for solar energy, onshore and offshore wind projects, carbon sequestration, alternative fuel refueling property, nonbusiness energy property, two-wheeled plug-in electric vehicles, and energy-efficient homes.

The division also revises provisions relating to the low-income housing tax credit and provides a new neighborhood homes tax credit.

The division extends the Highway Trust Fund expenditure authority and certain highway-related excise taxes.

DIVISION N--RIGHTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICERS

This division converts employees of the Transportation Security Administrations (TSA) to the civil service system applicable to all other federal employees. DHS must consult with labor representatives of TSA employees with respect to the plans and deadlines for the conversion of TSA employees to the standard civil service regime.

This division does not repeal or otherwise affect prohibitions against strikes by TSA employees or certain crimes relating to terrorism.

The GAO must report on efforts of the TSA regarding recruitment, including recruitment of veterans and members of the Armed Forces.

The TSA must address concerns of the Federal Air Marshall relating to mental health, suicide rate, and morale and recruitment and must provide guidance to TSA employees regarding prevention and protections against COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) .

DIVISION O--AGRICULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

This division increases to $60 million the amount that may be transferred from Treasury to the Reforestation Trust Fund.

DIVISION P--BUDGETARY EFFECTS

This division excludes the budgetary effects of each division of this bill from PAYGO scorecards under the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 and from Senate PAYGO scorecards.

DIVISION Q--STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES

This division prohibits funding an entity that is owned by a corporation based in a country that is identified as a nonmarket economy or that infringes on intellectual property or human rights.