INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT OF 2021
On August 10, 2021, the Senate passed H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) by a vote of 69-30. The bill is currently pending before the House of Representatives. The total cost of the bill is $1.2 trillion with $548 billion in new infrastructure spending. The bill reauthorizes the traditional surface transportation programs for five-years, and provides additional funding for highways, bridges, transit, rail, energy, water, and broadband.
- NAPA’s press release highlighting the asphalt industry’s priorities.
- NAPA's summary of IIJA.
- State-by-state highway formula funding totals.
- U.S. Department of Transportation highway programs authorized by the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.
- Tangible state benefits of IIJA.
- Highway Trust Fund shortfall Scenario talking points.
- Funding tables for IIJA.
Summaries of Congressional Action
Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021
On December 21, Congress approved H.R. 133, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. NAPA's government affairs team has prepared a summary of highway provisions in the legislation.
CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT SUMMARY
Legislation is complex, read our team's summary of the INVEST Act, passed out of the House on July 1, 2021, to get the highlights.
Read about the pavement-related provisions of the Senate EPW Committee passed Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021.
Great American Outdoors Act
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved The Great American Outdoors Act, which would open up new markets for the asphalt pavement industry by making critical investments in roads, parking lots, and trails in the country’s national park system and other public lands.
Conduct a Great Plant Tour
Together We Can Make a Strong Case for Asphalt
One of the most effective ways to connect with legislators is to bring them into the plant, show them the equipment, and discuss your company's impact on the local economy.
Interacting with lawmakers at your site is a critical step in building long-lasting relationships with them, and provides an opportunity for legislators to better understand your business and focus their attention on the asphalt pavement industry’s priorities. LEARN HOW to schedule and conduct you best plant tour yet.
117th Congress Educational Toolkit
It is critical to schedule meetings with new members to educate them on industry topics. In January, House and Senate leadership will discuss Committee assignments with the 117th Congress and you want transportation and the asphalt pavement industry priorities to be top of mind.
To help you, the NAPA Government Affairs team has prepared an educational kit for use during your meetings.117th Congress Educational Toolkit
Virtual Meeting Talking Points
In a changing advocacy environment use these virtual meeting talking points to highlight the asphalt pavement industry’s goals and priorities when you connect with your Members of CongressTalking Points
Highways Drive America
Tell members of Congress about the need to fund highways that support every community and industry across our nation. Download and share the tools to help spread this important message.Campaign Materials
A picture tells a thousand words. Share this Highway Materials Group infographic detailing why America's highways are so important.Infographic
TRIP Fact Sheets
Find Key Facts by State on America's Surface Transportation SystemSearch Now
Government decisions impact business and our lives, learn how to advocate to ensure legislators understand the real-world effects of their decisions.Become an Advocate
Organize In-District Meetings
Lawmakers want to hear from you, organize a meeting and save on travel expenses by talking to lawmakers in the home office.Get Started
Requesting In-District Meeting
Staffers on Capitol Hill schedule meetings in-district all the time, but for those unfamiliar, follow NAPA's template to get started today.Sample Letter
Running Effective Meetings
Lawmakers are busy and often have limited time to meet with constituents. Follow this 10-step guide to ensure your meeting is a success.Guide
Highway Funding Presentation
Our staff experts put together great presentations about highway funding, check out the latest information.View Now
White Paper on Reconciliation
Since many NAPA members have questions about the reconciliation process, NAPA has released a white paper on how the reconciliation process works and how it may be used in advancing infrastructure legislation.White Paper on Reconciliation