U.S. bipartisan support for amendment that helps expand Autogas infrastructure

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) secured several bipartisan amendments in the INVEST in America Act, H.R. 7095, to help improve infrastructure resiliency, and expand federal support for Autogas and natural gas as alternative fuels.

The INVEST (Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation) in America Act authorises nearly $500 billion over five years to address some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs. The bill passed the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in mid-June and is expected to pass the House of Representatives in coming weeks.

“In Houston, we know the positive impact that improving existing infrastructure, building in a more resilient way, and upgrading our transit systems will have on our communities,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “As our T&I Committee finalised the INVEST in America Act, I was glad to work across the aisle to ensure the bill reflected the priorities of our region.”

This is Fletcher’s alternative fuel-related amendment that was included as a part of the INVEST in America Act:

“An amendment to ensure cost-efficient and low-carbon LPG and natural gas are eligible to receive federal grants under the Alternative Fuel Corridors Grant Programme. This is a national programme to incentivise the use of alternative vehicle fuels to reduce carbon emission. Fletcher’s amendment ensures an all-of-the-above approach to reducing carbon emissions, and passed with bipartisan support.”

Upon introduction of this amendment, Congresswoman Fletcher testified: “In my district in Houston, we see and understand the importance of deploying alternative-fuelled vehicles and lead on variety of fronts for innovation for solutions on deploying new technologies like these.”

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8 July 2020