On November 5, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which passed the Senate in August. The roughly $1 trillion bill marks the largest federal investment in infrastructure in more than a decade and is expected to be signed into law by President Biden.
This core piece of President Biden’s domestic agenda, a 2,700+-page bill, provides significant funding for infrastructure improvements in surface transportation, energy, water, and broadband, among others. In addition to funding projects and programs, the bill includes substantive provisions that change federal policy ranging from issuing new permits and licenses to streamlining permit application efforts to imposing new environmental and automotive safety standards and requisites to receive federal assistance. The bill also imposes new and amends certain taxes and fees and rescinds past appropriations for COVID-19-related programs to help pay for new spending.
This webinar provides key insights on the process underlying the bill’s passage, an overview of the substantive provisions of the bill, and an understanding of key implementation considerations across sectors.
Key topics discussed include:
- Funding opportunities relating to energy, electric vehicles, cybersecurity, transportation, water, and broadband
- Permits, leases, licenses, and property rights
- Federal standards and requirements
- Taxes, fees, and termination of funding
Peter J. Roskam
Partner, Former US Congressman
Brittany A. Bolen
Senior Policy Advisor
Justin R. Becker