US House Members Propose Reforms to Infrastructure Construction Process
The legislation was referred to the committee of jurisdiction for consideration in the 116th Congress. It is unclear when the panel’s leadership will schedule a debate on the legislation. Other co-sponsors of the bill include Reps. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), a member of the transportation panel, and Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), who sits on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
“Ensuring open and fair competition in the acquisition of materials for infrastructure projects is critically important,” Napolitano said, in a statement provided by Rouda’s office. “It increases jobs in our districts by allowing innovative businesses to compete fairly with traditional materials, and it lowers costs for taxpayers by creating additional supply in the bidding process. I am proud to join Reps. Rouda, Babin and Norman in supporting this bipartisan legislation for our communities.”