Senate to Vote on $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

The Senate is set to vote on Tuesday on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill after months of talks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced late Monday. If the vote is approved by the evenly-split Senate, the bill will head to the House of Representatives, which Democrats control by a narrow margin. There, lawmakers will be required to debate and vote on the bill in late September after they return from their summer break. “In a few minutes, I will announce that we have come to an agreement for final passage of the bipartisan infrastructure proposal,” Schumer said on the Senate floor late Monday. “Let me say this, it has taken quite a long time, and there have been detours and everything else, but this will do a lot of good for America.” The bipartisan proposal includes some $550 billion in new spending that seeks to fund the construction of roads, bridges …Read More

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