Bipartisan senators finally make a deal on infrastructure bill with Biden
By Jenny Goldsberry
President Biden announced on the White House lawn Thursday that he reached a deal with the bipartisan group of senators on the infrastructure bill. Their framework proposes about $953 billion towards various projects.
“To answer the direct question, we have a deal,” Biden said. “We have made serious compromises on both ends.”
Together they decided $559 billion to be invested in roads, broadband internet, electric utilities and other traditional infrastructure projects. The rest of the nearly $394 billion is going towards other nontraditional infrastructure. Much of the bill goes toward combating climate change and also “environmental remediation.” As a result, Biden has been able to define “infrastructure” in a more broad sense.
Meanwhile, only 21 senators have endorsed the proposed bill so far. Eleven are Republican and ten are Democrats. The bill will have to get 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate.
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