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Big Win For $1T Infrastructure Bill: Senate Shows It Can Act

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. arrives as the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package is expected to be voted on by the Senate this morning on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(AP) — With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate has approved the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan.

A rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined together Tuesday to deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda. Passage provides momentum as it’s now headed to the House.

The package would provide almost $550 billion in new spending over five years for roads, bridges, broadband internet, water pipes and other public works systems.

Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said it will “do a lot of good for America.” The Senate turns next to Biden’s bigger package, a $3.5 trillion plan with debate likely to extend into the fall.

 

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