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House Democrats propose an additional $547 billion for roads and bridges as infrastructure stalemate continues

FILE PHOTO: Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) speaks during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee hearing on

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As President Joe Biden continues his effort to reach a bipartisan agreement on his infrastructure proposal, House Democrats have proposed additional funding for rebuilding the country’s physical infrastructure — an area Republicans have argued doesn’t have enough focus.

On Friday, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio, Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced the INVEST in America Act, which invests $547 billion over five years to rebuild transportation infrastructure.

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