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Rep. Frankel Votes for Transformative Infrastructure Package

Sweeping Bill Invests More Than $1.5 Trillion to Create Jobs, Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

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West Palm Beach, FL, July 1, 2020 | comments

Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after voting for the Moving Forward Act, which passed the House by a vote of 233 to 188. 

“Today, I proudly joined my colleagues to pass the Moving Forward Act to give Florida’s families and businesses the urgently-needed investments in our local bridges, roads, schools, and economy, while putting us on the path toward a more equitable and green future. The bill takes significant action to promote a clean energy and climate-focused economic transformation.  And as our nation continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, this legislation will create millions of good-paying jobs and equip our nation with the 21st century infrastructure critical to growing our economy and helping our communities prosper for decades to come.” 

Specifically, the legislation:

  • Rebuilds our highways, bridges, transit, rail, airports, ports, and harbors;
  • Invests in our children’s futures by helping to safely reopen and rebuild schools;
  • Modernizes our energy infrastructure for a clean energy future;
  • Invests boldly in affordable housing;
  • Expands affordable high-speed internet to underserved communities;
  • Upgrades hospitals and health care infrastructure;
  • Ensures all communities have clean water;
  • Delivers a 21st Century Postal Service; and
  • Promotes investments in our communities by spurring private investment.

This bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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