Senate Nears Final Vote On Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill This Week

"WASHINGTON -- The massive $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package is poised for a final vote in the Senate this week after clearing the last procedural hurdle following months of furious negotiations.

The chamber on Sunday evening voted 68-29 to invoke cloture on the underlying legislation, setting up a final vote after the 30-hour post-cloture time expires early Tuesday morning, unless there's an agreement to speed up the process.

Following the vote on Tuesday, the Senate will quickly shift their attention to the budget resolution, which needs to pass both chambers of Congress first before Democrats can move on their separate $3.5 trillion package, which they hope they can pass with Democratic votes.

'The two track process is moving along,' Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. 'It's taken a while, but it's gonna be worth it, as, hopefully, we pass both bills very, very soon.'"

Paul LeBlanc reports for CNN August 9, 2021.


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"Senate Infrastructure Bill Slowed In Last Lap By Lone Republican" (Politico)

"Senators On Left, Right Hold Together To Push Infrastructure" (AP)

"Senators Push Infrastructure Bill A Step Closer To Passage" (AP)

"‘Big And Bold’ Infrastructure Bill Still Falls Short On Helping States Fight Climate Change" (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

Source: CNN, 08/09/2021