Congress Encouraged to Provide Flexible Federal Funding for Infrastructure

Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey released the following statement as Congress considers the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:

“On behalf of the National Governors Association, we are pleased that senators of both parties continue to make improvements to the bipartisan infrastructure package through the amendment process.

“We call on senators to consider amendments, like the bipartisan language offered by Senator John Cornyn and Senator Alex Padilla, that would provide flexible federal funding for states and territories without new limitations or overly burdensome reporting requirements.

“We continue to work with Congress on this critical legislation and urge swift action to deliver needed infrastructure funding and investments.”