U.S. Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill; Moves to House
With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the U.S. Senate has approved the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan.
A rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined together today to deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda. The vote was 69-30, with 19 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats in approving it.
Passage provides momentum as it’s now headed to the House.
The package would provide almost $550 billion in new spending over five years for roads, bridges, broadband internet, water pipes and other public works systems.
Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said it will “do a lot of good for America.”
The Senate turns next to Biden’s bigger package, a $3.5 trillion plan with debate likely to extend into the fall.
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