Environment & Energy Report

BGOV Bill Summary: Broadband, Energy, Schools, Finance in H.R. 2

June 25, 2020, 6:08 PM

Broadband deployment, energy efficiency, and school modernization programs would be authorized or funded in the modified version of H.R. 2, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package from House Democrats.

The measure also would address funding shortfalls at the U.S. Postal Service, reauthorize expiring programs at numerous agencies, and extend or create bond programs and other tax incentives relating to infrastructure.

The broadband, water infrastructure, and clean energy package, totaling about $1 trillion, has been combined with a roughly $500 billion five-year surface transportation reauthorization approved by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The portion of the package outside of the highway...

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