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US Senate meets on Saturday to consider $1 trillion infrastructure bill
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US Senate meets on Saturday to consider $1 trillion infrastructure bill

  • The package, which represents the biggest investment in decades in America's physical infrastructure including roads, bridges, airports and waterway
  • It's just the way this place works. People want their amendments to be voted on, and when they can't get them voted on because one side or the other objects, then they hold up everybody else
Published 07 Aug, 2021 05:54pm
US House approves $715bn infrastructure bill
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US House approves $715bn infrastructure bill

  • The bill, which includes provisions from President Joe Biden's initial $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, authorizes additional spending for roads, bridges, highway safety, electric vehicle charging stations, rail, transit, drinking and wastewater infrastructure.
Published 01 Jul, 2021 09:41pm
US Republicans unveil $928 billion infrastructure counteroffer
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US Republicans unveil $928 billion infrastructure counteroffer

  • The plan, from a group of six Republicans led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito, represents their counter-offer to a week-old $1.7 trillion White House proposal that slashed more than $500 billion from Biden's original $2.25 trillion plan in a bid to reach a bipartisan agreement.
  • "Senate Republicans continue to negotiate in good faith," Capito told a news conference. "There is a real hunger for bipartisanship in the United States Senate."
Published 27 May, 2021 06:33pm