Status Summary

House - 07/01/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. (updated 9/13/2021)

Legislative Session



In Progress


Rep. Bass, Karen

This act will ensure that communities where infrastructure projects are taking place are the first to benefit from the job and training opportunities that those projects provide. The act will encourage the use of best-value contracting, registered apprenticeships, and neutrality in union organizing, dedicate investment to struggling areas and connect communities to greater opportunity through a new $25 billion Connect Communities Grant Program to redevelop marginalized communities. Further, the act will create a another $5 billion grant program titled "Building American Infrastructure and Careers Program" to support training partnerships led by unions, community organizations, and education and training providers.