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The US Senate Finally Passes a $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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The  United States Senate, yesterday passed a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure package with broad bipartisan support, thereby advancing a central piece of the Biden’s economic agenda that would amount to one of the most substantial federal investments in roads, bridges and rail in decades.

With 19 Republicans including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) joining all 50 Democrats to pass the bill 69 to 30, the legislation was passed by the US Senate. However, the bill will face a more complicated path in the House, where Democrats have yoked the fate of the infrastructure effort to the passage of a broad $3.5 trillion antipoverty and climate effort.

A bipartisan group of 10 senators and the White House hashed out the agreement over weeks of painstaking negotiations. It both reauthorizes spending on existing federal public-works programs and pours an additional $550 billion into water projects, the electrical grid and safety efforts, among many other projects.

Lawmakers and presidents of both parties have said for years that they wanted to come together on a major package on infrastructure, though an agreement consistently eluded them. The Senate vote on Tuesday puts Mr. Biden on track to buck that trend.

“After years and years of infrastructure week, we’re on the cusp of an infrastructure decade that I believe will transform America,” said Mr. Biden following the passing of the bill in the Senate

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