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H.R. 5735 (117th): State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act

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To amend title VI of the Social Security Act to allow States and local governments to use coronavirus relief funds provided under the American Rescue Plan Act for infrastructure projects, improve the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund, provide Tribal governments with more time to use Coronavirus Relief Fund payments, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Dusty Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for South Dakota At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2021
Length: 30 pages
Oct 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 26, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


165 Cosponsors (90 Republicans, 75 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Johnson, Bourdeaux COVID Infrastructure Bill Gains Support from Industry Leaders and Lawmakers
    — Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD] (Sponsor) on Oct 28, 2021

Palazzo Supports States Using Unspent COVID Funds For Critical Infrastructure
    — Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4, 2011-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 2, 2021

Congressman Mo Brooks Cosponsors Bill Clarifying that States Can Spend Recovery Funds on \"Real\" Infrastructure Projects Rather than Socialist Democrats' \"Fake Shovel-Ready\" Climate Change Agenda
    — Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5, 2011-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 18, 2022

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Oct 26, 2021

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H.R. 5735 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5735. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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