On May 15, 2019, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced H.R.2741, referred to as the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act (or simply LIFT Act). The Bill was referred to several committees including the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The Bill, which has a focus on climate change, clean energy, and water infrastructure goals, includes a substantial amount of funding—approximately $33 billion earmarked for clean energy and $23 billion to be set aside for energy efficiency goals. Water infrastructure would receive more than $21 billion, including $2.5 billion for a new grant program to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances. Rep. Pallone, who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, is quoted as saying, “We cannot wait any longer to act on climate or to modernize our nation’s aging infrastructure. The LIFT Act makes significant investments in rebuilding our country and takes an important step in combating the climate crisis by moving us towards a clean energy future and reducing our carbon emissions.” A copy of the Bill can be found HERE.