Is there a martial law provision in the infrastructure bill?

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
By Stevie Rosignol-Cortez

The latest available draft of the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill makes no mention of martial law at any point in its 2,700+ page entirety, and neither does a White House summary of the bill. Here are some of the provisions in the bill, according to the nonpartisan, nonprofit Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget:

  • $110 billion for roads and bridges.
  • $66 billion for passenger and freight rails.
  • $39 billion for public transit.
  • $25 billion for airports.
  • $17 billion for ports and waterways.
  • $15 billion for electric vehicles.
  • $11 billion for road safety.
  • $1 billion for reconnecting communities.

The CRFB praises the investments in the economy that the bill funds. But the group says that the bill’s unfunded costs point to the need for greater efforts to reduce deficit spending.

This fact brief is responsive to conversations such as this one.
US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Draft of bipartisan infrastructure bill
Congressional Budget Office Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
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