"Senate Poised to Pass Infrastructure Deal, Then Turn to Dem Budget"

"The bipartisan bill, which is expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday morning and then head to the House, would touch nearly every facet of the American economy."

"WASHINGTON — The Senate is expected on Tuesday to pass a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, capping off weeks of intense negotiations and debate over the largest federal investment in the nation’s aging public works system in more than a decade.

The legislation, which still must pass the House, would touch nearly every facet of the American economy and fortify the nation’s response to the warming of the planet.

It would greatly increase funding to modernize the nation’s power grid and finance projects to better manage climate risks, and it would devote hundreds of billions of dollars to repair and replace aging public works projects. The legislation was largely negotiated by a group of 10 Senate Republicans and Democrats and White House officials.

Nearly 70 senators from both parties voted to advance the measure over the weekend toward the final vote Tuesday, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. Despite criticism from former President Donald J. Trump, many Republicans, including Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, were poised to embrace federal aid for their states."

Emily Cochrane reports for the New York Times August 10, 2021.


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Source: NYTimes, 08/10/2021