Late last night, the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) by a vote of 228-206, which was first passed by the Senate in August. The bill will now go to President Biden for his signature.
“NAWG applauds this historic investment in our traditional infrastructure, which is critical to rural communities and agriculture’s long-term success and viability. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act makes a once-in-a-generation investment in roads, railways, locks and dams, and ports that the ag community relies on,” said NAWG CEO, Chandler Goule. “Prioritizing investments in infrastructure will enhance wheat growers’ competitiveness in the international market. Additionally, this legislation includes hours-of-service changes and provisions to address truck driver shortages which can, in part, help with some of the supply chain issues being experienced across America.”
For more information on what’s included in the package, check out this article from agweb.com