Executive Order to Accelerate Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Emergency by Expediting Infrastructure Investment [June 17, 2020] [open pdf - 622KB]
From the Document: "On June 4, 2020, the White House released Executive Order (E.O.) 13927, 'Accelerating the Nation's Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Emergency by Expediting Infrastructure Investments and Other Activities.' It includes directives to specific agencies responsible for funding or authorizing certain types of infrastructure projects or construction-related activities. It also includes directives to the heads of all federal agencies regarding specific environmental laws commonly applicable to construction-related projects subject to federal approval. Broadly, it directs agencies to take 'appropriate steps to use their lawful emergency authorities and other authorities to respond to the national emergency and to facilitate the Nation's economic recovery.' Additionally, it directs federal agencies to 'take all reasonable measures to speed infrastructure investments and to speed other actions … that will strengthen the economy and return Americans to work, while providing appropriate protection for public health and safety, natural resources, and the environment, as required by law.'"
CRS Insight, IN11426
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