Senators Expect a Vote on Using Covid Funds for Infrastructure

Aug. 5, 2021, 8:31 PM

The Senate is expected to vote Thursday on adding a provision to the $550 billion infrastructure bill that would let states use some leftover pandemic-relief funds for their own projects, a move that would free up as much as $100 billion, a chief sponsor of the amendment said.

States would be able spend up to 30% of unused funds from earlier rounds of Covid aid on infrastructure projects, Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn said.

“This is money that would be immediately accessible to governors, to mayors, to the county leadership, for infrastructure projects,” he said.

Cornyn and California Democratic Senator ...

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