Senate Advances to Wrap Up $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The Senate agreed to wrap up the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill through a test vote. In the 67–27 vote, 18 Republicans joined with Democrats to support moving forward on the legislation, clearing a key procedural hurdle. More votes, mostly on amendments, are needed before the Senate can pass the bill. It’s unclear when the final vote will happen. The Senate Democrats need 10 Republican votes to pass the measure, which is one of the top priorities on President Joe Biden’s agenda. “We can get this done the easy way or the hard way. In either case, the Senate will stay in session until we finish our work,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a floor speech before the vote. “It’s up to my Republican colleagues how long it takes.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voted to break a filibuster on the infrastructure bill. He signaled his …Read More

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