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July 1, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today the House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2), a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure.  Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) voted in support of the legislation, which was passed on a bipartisan basis.  The bill provides funding for roads, bridges and transit systems, as well as schools, housing, broadband access, clean energy, water infrastructure, modernizes the Postal Service, and provides

June 18, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 2, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, which provides $494 billion over five years to make infrastructure investments in surface and rail transportation.  Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17), a member of the Committee, voted in support of the legislation.

March 30, 2020 Page

To help you understand the actions Congress has taken and how it impacts you, please see the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions below.  The information in this document will continue to be updated as additional implementation guidance becomes available and is subject to change.  Please visit lamb.house.gov for updates.

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March 9, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representatives Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Dan Newhouse (WA-4) introduced H.R.

February 11, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Upper Ohio Navigation Project has received $7.7 million in funding for the Pre-Construction Engineering and Design (PED) phase under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) FY2020 Work Plan.  The Upper Ohio Navigation Project addresses lock condition and capacity issues at Emsworth, Dashields, and Montgomery Locks and Dams along the Ohio River.

December 31, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued a report highlighting the work of his office in 2019 for the constituents of Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representatives Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3) recently introduced H.R. 5428, the Grid Modernization Research and Development Act of 2019.  This bill would refine and expand vital research programs at the Department of Energy focused on modernizing and improving our nation’s electric grid.

September 19, 2019 Video

On Thursday, September 19, Congressman Lamb questioned the Honorable Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during a full committee hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

September 11, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17), passed two bipartisan bills that are essential to developing innovative energy technologies to advance our nation’s clean energy future.  H.R. 4091 increases the budget for the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy, or ARPA-E, and modernizes the research program.  H.R. 4230 authorizes the Department of Energy to advance technologies that will help reduce emissions from industrial sources.

June 21, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – As part of the ongoing federal budget appropriations process for fiscal year 2020, the House adopted four amendments sponsored by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) this week.

"These are smart investments in programs that protect jobs, protect our energy grid, protect our servicemembers and assist local farmers, and important examples of how our government can support the great work being done by Western Pennsylvanians every day," said Lamb.