2021 Webinar: Recent Federal Legislation

When:  Nov 29, 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00 (ET)

Hydrogen Powered Vertical Aviation, The $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Act and Other Recent Enabling Legislation

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act HR 3684:
The 2,702-page HR 3684 Act provides $1.2 trillion, including new funding of $550 billion and funding normally allocated each year for highways and other traditional infrastructure projects.  However, the bill opens federal funding to non-traditional infrastructure needs such as hydrogen fuels and vehicle charging.

Aviation Climate Action Plan:
The Biden Administration released its Aviation Climate Action Plan as part of the larger announcement at COP26 of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. aviation sector by 2050.

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Coordination and Leadership Act HR 1339:

The purpose shall be to plan and coordinate efforts related to the safety, operations, infrastructure, physical security, cybersecurity, and Federal investment necessary for the maturation of the AAM ecosystem in the US.

About our speakers:
Sam Whitehorn has spent his more than 30-year career addressing tough legal and policy issues. He has been deeply involved in infrastructure, transportation and technology sectors and their intersection for years. Co-founding Elevate will allow him to continue to collaborate and craft responsible solutions to those issues. Sam has been in the trenches on transportation security, leading the effort to create the Transportation Security Administration after 9-11, and knows the rigors and pressures of the Senate and House intimately. He has worked on issues like noise, transportation funding, and safety in a host of sectors over the years.

Kelly Lugar has been involved in government relations for 25 years in Washington, DC, focusing on energy and environmental matters.  Her broad experience in energy legislative and regulatory matters includes strategy formulation, policy and issue advice, and outreach to key policymakers in Washington. She has a proven track record of impacting policy, and has represented, utilities, public power trade associations, nonprofit organizations and energy companies before Congress and the executive branch.