In 2018, the Trump administration floated a plan that aimed to spend roughly $200 billion in federal funds and generate $1.5 trillion in spending by state and local governments and private investors for transportation, energy, water and other infrastructure projects. That plan was not supported in either the Senate or House of Representatives.
Instead, lawmakers passed funding for particular projects as part of the overall spending bill for Fiscal Year 2019. For example, Congress tripled spending on the “Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery” (TIGER) program from $500 million to $1.5 billion.
Democrats in Congress have called for more direct spending on infrastructure, and will have the opportunity to pass such spending bills as they control the House of Representatives beginning in 2019.
NAIOP supports increased funding and investment for our nation’s critical infrastructure and transportation systems. We support the expanded use of public-private partnerships for infrastructure development, continued federal funding for maintenance and repair, and a more effective regulatory environment for major infrastructure projects.
Vice President for Government Affairs
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