Thursday, May 26, 2022

US Senate votes on infrastructure bill

The US Senate is holding a procedural vote on Saturday on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, with no agreement reached after a late-night session on Thursday.

“We’ve worked long, hard and collaboratively to get this important bipartisan bill done,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said just before midnight on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

“We want to eliminate a lot,” he said Saturday afternoon EDT while announcing a cloture vote set.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters about the bipartisan infrastructure bill at the US Capitol on July 28, 2021 in Washington.

Debate on a larger bill to invoke the clot would end and allow a final vote by the Senate on a later Saturday or Sunday. Three-fifths of the chamber’s senators – 60 out of 100 – would have to vote to call on Clutter to move the bill.

The package, one of President Joe Biden’s top legislative priorities, provided billions of dollars to repair the nation’s deteriorating roads and bridges, advance broadband Internet service nationwide, expand rail and transit services, and replace lead-pipe drinking water systems. Will do

However, Schumer on Thursday warned Republicans for their actions.

“We’ve been trying to vote on amendments all day, but have faced many objections from the other side,” he said, referring to Republicans.

FILE – A man holds a token that contains the symbol of a cryptocurrency at his shop in Sandy, Utah.

According to a Reuters report, the amendments discussed included a provision to tax cryptocurrencies and calls for billions of dollars in new Defense Department reforms.

For the bill to be brought to the Senate floor for a final vote, ending the debate, at least 10 Republicans must join 50 Democratic senators.

The infrastructure bill will then be presented to the Senate for a final vote by a simple majority, possibly on Saturday or Sunday.

If the Senate approves the measure, the House of Representatives will consider it. The passage appears less certain in the House, where some progressive Democratic lawmakers are complaining that the spending package is too small.

US President Joe Biden makes remarks at the White House on August 3, 2021 in Washington.

Biden has been outspoken in support of the infrastructure bill, which aims not only to describe reforms that will be carried out across the US, but to convince voters that the key legislation still approved in politically corrupt Washington May go.

This includes $550 million in new spending as well as $450 billion in previously approved funding.

The package includes $110 billion for roads and bridges, $39 billion for public transport, $66 billion for rail and $55 billion for drinking and wastewater infrastructure, as well as airports, seaports, broadband internet and Billions of dollars are involved for electric vehicle charging stations.

Some information for this report has been obtained from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.

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