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House Dems $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package Includes Affordable Housing Provisions

The House Democrats’ recently released infrastructure bill, Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), includes a myriad of housing provisions. A vote on the legislation is expected before the Fourth of July recess. While the bill is likely to pass the Democrat-led House, it will face greater resistance in the GOP-led Senate. The bill does not include any pay-fors and Republicans are already panning the bill as dead-on-arrival. However, the bill may set an important marker for future infrastructure negotiations. The Trump administration is reportedly drafting a $1 trillion infrastructure package aimed at spurring the economy.

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Senate to Return Next Week; House Remains in Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate will be in session on May 4. The House announced it would return from recess only to reverse course after conflicting advice from the Capitol physician and an outcry from members.

In the next Coronavirus relief package, Leader McConnell will push for liability protections for businesses that reopen during the pandemic in exchange for aid for state and local governments. Leader McConnell also said he won’t support infrastructure in coronavirus bill. The White House is reportedly studying additional stimulus checks.

NH&RA and our partners at the ACTION Campaign remain committed to advancing our legislative asks in the fourth Coronavirus aid package.

Third Coronavirus Package Enacted, Negotiations Begin on Fourth Package

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), H.R. 748, was passed by the House by a voice vote and signed by President Trump on March 27. The House and Senate are both out until April 20, but work has already begun on drafting a fourth Coronavirus aid package. The package is likely to include funding for health systems, frontline healthcare workers, infrastructure, state and local governments and rebates to families and individuals.

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Opportunity and Revitalization Council Reports Findings to President Trump

On February 7, the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson, released its one-year report on Opportunity Zones to President Trump. The report makes 43 legislative and regulatory recommendations relating to Opportunity Zones, including a call for the collection of data to assess the incentive’s value to distressed communities.

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