This official statement was issued in July regarding the progress of the INVEST in America Act in U.S. Congress:
“The Association for Materials Protection and Performance [AMPP] applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act,” said Bob Chalker, CEO of AMPP. “This legislation is an important first step in ensuring our infrastructure receives the much-needed attention it deserves.”
Among other things, the legislation emphasizes the need for corrosion planning and qualified personnel on bridge construction, replacement and maintenance. The bill makes similar recommendations for projects funded by the U.S. Clean Water State Revolving Fund.
“These provisions enhance the safety of America’s bridges and water infrastructure by promoting best practices and standards,” Chalker said. “By incorporating this language, Congress extends the life of assets, protects the environment, and increases public safety. We look forward to working with the Senate and the Biden Administration as the process moves forward.”
Official details on the INVEST in America Act are available here, while GovTrack.us has additional information regarding the bill’s current status in the U.S. Senate.
Source: AMPP, www.ampp.org.