Earlier this week, President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R.3684) into law.
On Nov. 5, the House passed the bill by a vote of 228-206. Thirteen Republicans joined most Democrats to support the bill, while six Democrats voted against the package. Earlier this year, in August, the Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 69-30, with 19 Republicans joining all Democrats to support the bill.
Congressional Democrats continue to negotiate on the contents and path forward for their reconciliation legislation, the Build Back Better Act. The House of Representatives may advance the bill as soon as this week. After passing the House, the bill may be considered by the Senate. Given current rhetoric and ongoing internal debate on the size and contents of the reconciliation bill, the timeline for final passage is currently unclear.
In the coming weeks and days, more information will become available regarding the process to apply for funds made available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.