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H.R. 5735: 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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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)

Introduced on Oct 26, 2021

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155 Cosponsors (86 Republicans, 69 Democrats)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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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] (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] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 18, 2022

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Oct 26, 2021

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