The following is a news release from the Office of Congressman Michael San Nicolas:
House Congressional leadership announced today the intent to advance H.R. 2 the Invest in America Act that focuses on infrastructure investment throughout the country.
"We are grateful for the focus of House Leadership to move this infrastructure bill forward during this time, as it will serve a dual purpose of rebuilding our infrastructure and stimulating our economy out of COVID-19," opened Congressman San Nicolas.
Of particular note in the Act is a 138% increase in annual Territorial Highway Plan dollars that will be allotted to Guam annually, from currently $16.8MM to $40MM a year, every year through 2025.
"This 138% increase in annual Territorial Highway Plan money will mean we will more than double the amount of roads we can pave and upgrade every year to improve our driving experience and safety," Congressman San Nicolas continued. "For decades we have wanted more resources to fix our roads and now we can anticipate to more than double the annual federal money we receive to do so," Congressman San Nicolas added.
"As H.R. 2 moves forward I would like to thank my fellow Territory colleague from the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Hon. Stacey Plaskett, for her leadership to ensure the highway formulas remained intact as we worked to secure more funding, that we anticipate to pass the House before the summer recess," Congressman San Nicolas concludes.