FY 2018 Omnibus - Infrastructure Details

March 22, 2018

The $1.3 trillion, 2,232 page  Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 was released Wednesday evening. Both the House and Senate must come to some agreement on the bill and send it to the president or face passing the sixth stopgap measure to avoid a government shutdown at midnight Saturday.   

Infrastructure funding will see a $21.2 billion increase under the proposal. Infrastructure segments that will see additional funding if the bill is passed include:

Additional $3.5 billion for highways, roads and bridges

Additional $1 billion for airport improvements, particularly small and rural airports

Additional $1 billion for TIGER grants for projects identified by state and local governments. At least 30 percent of the money must go to rural communities

Additional $3.1 billion for rail, including $1.9 billion for Amtrak and $250 million for Positive Train Control grants

Additional $500 million for water and waste systems

Additional $918 million to the Army Corp and Bureau of Reclamation  for ports, waterways, flood control and water supply

Additional $398 million to support work at National Laboratories and other DOE sites

Additional $486 million for GSA new construction projects

Additional $700 million for EPA water infrastructure programs

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