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Infrastructure Bill Expected to Fail First Test Vote

July 21, 2021


Senate Republicans expected on July 21 to reject an effort to begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal that senators brokered with President Joe Biden, though supporters are hoping they’ll get another chance in coming days.

A vote was expected about 3:00 p.m. ET. (Watch live on

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer scheduled a procedural vote that he described as a step to ”get the ball rolling” as talks progress. But Republican senators say they want to view an analysis of the bill’s costs, how it’s paid for and a more detailed legislative text first.

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