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Trump Signs Disaster Relief Bill With Billions for Infrastructure

Trump Signs Disaster Relief Bill With Billions for Infrastructure

Update: Construction firms waiting for agencies to turn funds into contracts.

ENR.com
June 6, 2019
Tom Ichniowski

After a delay of several months, Congress has approved and President Trump has signed a package containing $19.1 billion in disaster-relief funds—more than half of which will go for infrastructure and related work—to help storm-battered regions of the U.S. rebuild from hurricanes, floods and other calamities.

The legislation, which Trump signed on June 6, received final congressional approval on three days earlier, when the House passed it on a 354-58 vote. The Senate had cleared the bill on May 23. [View bill summary here and text of final bill here.]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) noted the focus on infrastructure in the bill, saying in a June 5 press briefing that the legislation could be viewed as “the first big, major Investment in infrastructure” this year... FULL ARTICLE

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