S. Con. Res. 5, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2021, instructed several committees of the House of Representatives to recommend legislative changes that would increase deficits up to a specified amount over the 2021-2030 period. As part of this reconciliation process, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved legislation on February 10, 2021, with a number of provisions that would increase deficits.
The reconciliation recommendations of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure would appropriate about $95.5 billion to assist public and private entities prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation also would provide enhanced benefits to unemployed railroad workers through August 29, 2021, and establish additional civil and criminal penalties.