The Senate Approves The $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill In A Historic Vote

By District Energy posted 08-10-2021 14:17

  

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Summary

The Senate voted 69-30 Tuesday to approve a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, a historic piece of legislation that could reshape American lives for decades.

The measure fulfills a call from President Biden for the two major parties to work together to deliver one of his top priorities, but it faces an uncertain fate in the House as progressive Democrats press for even greater spending.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., congratulated negotiators for working for months on the legislation and previewed the next political battle over additional spending.

"Today the Senate takes a decades overdue step to revitalize America's infrastructure and give our workers, our businesses, our economy the tools to succeed in the 21st century," Schumer said.

"Of course, we Democrats believe we need to do much more," he added. "We are moving on to a second track, which will make generational transformation."

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