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Senate Infrastructure Plan Receives Bipartisan Backing

July 29, 2021


A vote in the U.S. Senate to launch debate on a comprehensive infrastructure bill and the passage of fiscal 2022 transportation funding in the House of Representatives coalesced to create an unofficial “infrastructure week” spearheaded by congressional funding proponents and the Biden White House.

Sixty-seven senators on July 28 voted to kick off debate on a $1 trillion infrastructure policy package, with 17 Republican senators joining the Democratic majority in affirming the procedural vote. The Senate’s move sets the stage in the chamber for consideration of the bill. A vote on passage has yet to be scheduled.

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