Senate Votes to Cut Off Debate on $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Sunday night cleared a final set of procedural hurdles in the Senate, pushing it closer to passage in the coming days. Sixty-eight senators voted to cut off debate, including 18 Republicans, paving a path forward for the legislation, which is one of the top priorities on President Joe Biden’s agenda. Final votes could drag into early Tuesday as a single GOP senator, Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), refused to relent on the mandatory debate time. As many as 20 Republicans are expected to join Democrats in the evenly split Senate for what would be a robust final tally. If approved, it would go to the House. If passed by the Senate, the bipartisan bill would head to the House of Representatives, which Democrats also control by a narrow margin. The legislation is set to face uncertainty in the House, where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …Read More

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