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File #: 2021-0246   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 4/16/2021 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 5/20/2021 Final action: 5/27/2021
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE May 2021 State and Federal Legislative Report.
Sponsors: Executive Management Committee
Indexes: Authorization, Budget, Cleaning, Currency, Eric Garcetti, Grant Aid, Informational Report, Jobs, Program, Project, Project delivery, Santa Monica, Senate Bill 671, Westside/Central Service Sector, Zero Emissions
Related files: 2021-0440
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MAY 20, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: STATE AND FEDERAL REPORT

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE May 2021 State and Federal Legislative Report.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Executive Management Committee
Remarks Prepared by Raffi Haig Hamparian
Government Relations Senior Director, Federal Affairs

Chair Garcetti and members of the Executive Management Committee, I am pleased to provide an update on several federal matters of interest to our agency. This report was prepared on May 6, 2021 and will be updated, as appropriate, at the Executive Management Committee meeting on May 20, 2021. Status of relevant pending legislation is monitored on the Metro Government Relations Legislative Matrix, which is updated monthly.
There are several specific issues I would like to focus on today - mindful that there are many other issues at play with respect to our Board-approved federal legislative program.

The American Jobs Plan
Our agency continues to be aggressively engaged with respect to the American Jobs Plan that President Biden unveiled on March 31, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This multi-trillion infrastructure plan - would if adopted into law - provide over $571 billion in roadway, transit and mobility projects and programs. Metro will remain engaged with the White House and Congress to make sure the plan aligns with our Board-approved Federal Legislative Program.

President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
We expect the Biden Administration's Office of Management and Budget to expand on the "skinny budget" they released earlier this year with a more complete budget proposal - with line by line funding details. We continue to be encouraged that the Biden Administration is considering proposals to significantly enhance transportation funding in their non-binding Budget document.
Surface Transportation Authorization Bill:
We are encouraged that Chairman DeFazio of the House Committee...

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