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Congressman Kildee Submits $20 Million in Member Designated Projects to Rebuild Roads, Bridges Across Mid-Michigan

May 3, 2021
Press Release
Projects Would Federally Fund Infrastructure Improvements in Genesee, Saginaw and Bay Counties

FLINT—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced that he has submitted $20 million in local projects to be included in upcoming surface transportation reauthorization legislation being advanced by Congress.  

These local transportation and infrastructure projects would be federally funded through the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Member Designated Project funding initiative. Under guidelines issued by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, each Member of Congress may submit up to $20 million in local transportation, infrastructure and public transit projects. While Congressman Kildee’s office plans to advocate for all of these submitted projects, final determinations of projects included in the final bill are made by the Committee.

“By rebuilding Michigan’s roads and bridges, we can make our communities more competitive and create good-paying jobs,” Congressman Kildee said. “Working with our local communities, my office has identified projects across Genesee, Saginaw and Bay Counties that are excellent opportunities for federal investments in infrastructure. I will continue to advocate for federal resources for our local communities.”

Congressman Kildee’s office has been working with local communities across Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District to identify projects that could benefit from federal investments. In the coming weeks, Congress is set to advance legislation that makes investments in America’s infrastructure, including surface transportation authorization legislation and the American Jobs Plan. Congress passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, in the 116th Congress. 

Under the Member Designated Project funding initiative, only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Congressman Kildee does not have any personal financial interest or stake in any projects.

More information on the local projects submitted by Congressman Kildee can be found here.