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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Senate Votes to Open Debate on $1T Infrastructure Bill

What Happened:

  • On Wednesday, the Senate voted 67-32 in favor of opening debate on a $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill. The bill was put together by a bipartisan group after weeks of negotiating.

  • Over half the bill, $550 Billion, is dedicated to new federal spending, $73 billion to rebuild the electric grid, $66 billion for passenger and freight trains, $65 billion to expand Internet access, $55 billion for water infrastructure, $40 billion for bridges, $39 billion to help modernize public transit and $7.5 billion to help create a network of charging stations for electric vehicles.

  • For Biden, the bipartisan deal represents progress towards achieving one of his key campaign goals.

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