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H.R. 2: Moving Forward Act

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To authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Peter DeFazio

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 1, 2020
Length: 2706 pages
Jun 11, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 1, 2020

This bill passed in the House on July 1, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

92% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

UCONN Awarded $768,000 for Crumbling Foundations Research in Federal Grant Funding Secured by Reps. Courtney and Larson, and the Connecticut Delegation
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 25, 2020

Tonko Announces $1M for Major Troy Infrastructure Project
    — Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 20, 2020

Graves Announces $14,350,478 in Lagniappe Funds to Address Traffic Problems, Urges for Investment in Highest Priority Areas to Bolster Louisianas Future Competitiveness and Economic Stability
    — Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6] on Aug 28, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2 will add $236.6 billion in new spending through 2030.


Jun 11, 2020

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Jun 17, 2020
Considered by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Jun 18, 2020
Ordered Reported

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Jun 22, 2020
Text Published

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Jun 26, 2020
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Jul 1, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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