On August 10, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill negotiated by the Biden Administration and a bipartisan group of senators. Nineteen Republican Senators joined 50 Democrats to pass the bill and send it to the House of Representatives.
On November 5, the House passed the IIJA without amendment and sent the bill to President Biden to be signed into law. Thirteen House Republicans joined 215 Democrats to pass the bill.
On November 15, 2021 President Biden signed the IIJA into law – PL 117-58.
The IIJA includes a 5-year surface transportation bill. The highway provisions are based on the 5-year highway bill approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee earlier in 2021. The rail and safety provision are based on the 5-year bill approved by the Senate Commerce Committee earlier in 2021.