WASHINGTON – The US Senate, unable to finalize a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Thursday, will try again on Saturday when it is set to limit debate and hold a vote toward passing tough legislation. Is.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer struggled all day to close a bipartisan bill that would speed up new construction projects across the United States to expand or renovate roads, highways, bridges, airports and other public works. Many of them are in substandard condition.
After hours of closed-door negotiations, senators failed to reach an agreement on the remaining amendments to the bill, beyond dozens of debates already this week.
“We’ve been trying to vote on the amendments all day, but have faced many objections from the other side,” Schumer said, referring to Republicans.
The action on the law, which has been at the top of Democratic President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, has been met with a flurry of demands from various senators, including a controversial move by some Republicans that called for billions of dollars in reforms to the new Defense Department. The demand was made, according to the MPs.
A separate disagreement was also boiling over a cryptocurrency provision in the infrastructure bill.