Notice: NABL does not take a stance on the pending legislation below. Rather, NABL provides the list to educate the membership of muni focused legislation that Congress is currently discussing. We will keep this list updated to the best of our ability.
Muni Focused Bills Introduced in the 116th Congress
116th Congress Muni Legislation Tracker
• H.R. 1251 – Public Buildings Renewal Act of 2019
o Introduced February 14, 2019 by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3), referred to the House W&M Committee
o The bill would amend to the Internal Revenue Code to provide for the tax-exempt financing of certain government-owned buildings by expanding the definition of "exempt facility bond"
• H.R. 865 – Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019
o Introduced January 30, 2019 by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA-3), referred to the House Education and Labor; Ways and Means Committees (voted yes out of committee)
o The bill would authorize more than $100 billion in grants and bonds to update the country’s schools
o A companion Senate bill, S. 266, was introduced by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) on January 29, 2019.
• H.R. 1508 – Move America Act of 2019
o Introduced March 5, 2019 by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3), referred to the House W&M Committee
o The bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code to create Move America bonds and Move America credits to help fund the nation’s infrastructure
o A companion Senate bill, S. 146, was introduced by Sen John Hoeven (R-ND) on January 16, 2019.
• S. 212 – Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019
o Introduced January 24, 2019 by Sen John Hoeven (R-ND), referred to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
o The bill would provide industry and economic development opportunities, including access to federal programs that support P3’s, to Indian communities.
• H.R. 658 – National Infrastructure Development Bank Act of 2019
o Introduced January 17, 2019 by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3), referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
o The bill would establish a national infrastructure bank to facilitate the investment and financing of infrastructure projects
• S. 437 – The SALT Act of 2019
o Introduced on February 11, 2019 by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), referred to the Senate Finance Committee
o The bill would repeal the $10,000 cap on the SALT deduction and restore the 39.6 percent income tax rate on upper-income taxpayers.
o A companion bill, H.R. 1142, was introduced on February 11, 2019 by Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ-9) and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee
• S. 352 – BUILD Act
o Introduced February 6, 2019 by Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Mark Warner (D-VA), referred to the Senate Finance Committee
o The bill would raise the federal statutory cap on PABs issued by or on behalf of state and local governments for highway and freight improvement projects from $15 billion to $20.8 billion.
• S. 1121 – PRO Sports Act
o Introduced April 10, 2019 by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), referred to the Senate Finance Committee
o The bill would prevent major professional sports leagues from qualifying for tax-exempt status.
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