Rep. Maloney Votes to Pass Landmark Infrastructure Legislation

Jul 1, 2020
Press Release
H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, will help better and expand NYC’s public transportation and affordable housing

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a more than $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild American infrastructure. 

“I was proud to vote today to invest not only in our city, state, and nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems, but also for much needed funding for our schools, affordable housing, and modernizing our Postal Service. This bill is a huge win for New York, which needs the federal government to do its part by investing in our communities. This bill will enable our city to fix our roads and bridges, complete projects like Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway and the Hudson Tunnel project, reduce housing inequality, and create jobs all while making New York City cleaner, greener, and safer. I’m proud that this bill creates renewable energy tax incentives, strengthens the electric grid system, and enacts principles of the Green New Deal. I’m calling on the Senate to pass this bill to move our country forward.” 

This legislation will bring much needed funding to our nation, including; 

  • $300 billion to fix roads and bridges via federal grant programs that prioritize projects to reduce road congestion and implement safety for pedestrians and cyclists; 
  • an estimated $12.1 billion to fix New York’s federal highways, 
  • an estimated $900 million to the MTA, 
  • tripling funding for Amtrak to $29 billion, and 
  • investing more than $100 billion into our nation's affordable housing infrastructure to create or preserve 1.8 million affordable homes

The bill also includes important changes to the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program that will allow New York to receive more much needed funding for Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 and the Hudson Tunnel Project.

The Moving Forward Act is supported by numerous industry, consumer, conservation and labor groups including Transportation for America, American Public Transportation Association, Teamsters, Carpenters-Operating Engineers, National League of Cities, NRDC, ITS America, National Parks Conservation Association, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, Pew Charitable Trusts, and Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). 

 

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