The bill was approved by the commission, 38-26, after a marathon session on Wednesday that lasted all night and lasted until Thursday morning, where Democrats rejected dozens of GOP amendments. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wanted to bring the package to the court before July 4th.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed its narrower version of the bill late last month with support from both sides, priced at $ 304 billion.
Although the House bill includes some bipartisan provisions, it does not have bipartisan support.
The chairman of the committee, Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, who presented the bill last week and spoke to the president about the proposal, argued that the bill would be “transformative” in repairing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, creating millions of jobs. and reduce carbon pollution.
The House Transportation Bill calls for $ 343 billion to be spent on building and repairing roads and bridges and improving safety – a 54% increase in funding.
It provides $ 4 billion to build more electric vehicle charging stations across the country.
The bill would award funding to nearly 1,500 member-designated projects, according to DeFazio.
Another $ 95 billion will go towards improving the nation’s rail passenger and freight transportation, with $ 32 billion going to Amtrak over five years, tripling its passenger rail service funding. The funds would also go to corridor planning and the development of high-speed rail projects.
The bill would invest $ 109 billion in transit to increase routes and provide more frequent service.
The surface transportation programs will expire in three months, and DeFazio said his hope is that the House will pass his bill and have a formal conference with the Senate by the end of September.
CNN’s Lauren Fox contributed to this report.