America's Transportation Infrastructure Act, surface transportation reauthorization bill

Sen. Tom Carper, top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, spoke on the Senate floor July 30 on the introduction of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act, a major surface transportation reauthorization bill co-authored by Ranking Member Carper that makes a $287 billion investment in upgrading our nation’s roads, highways and bridges.

The bipartisan bill includes the first-ever title on climate change – which if enacted would lower transportation emissions and help our infrastructure withstand the effects of extreme weather.