Senate passes infrastructure bill

Tracking the vote

Senate passes infrastructure bill

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday handed President Joe Biden a $1 trillion victory by passing one of the largest infrastructure investment bills in decades.

Note: Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) did not vote.

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a $1 trillion infrastructure package that has been a top priority of President Joe Biden. The bill’s passage was a bipartisan victory that could provide the nation’s biggest investment in decades in roads, bridges, airports and waterways.

The vote was 69-30 in the 100-seat chamber, with 19 Republicans voting yes. Immediately after that vote concluded, Senators pushed ahead with a follow-up $3.5 trillion spending package that Democrats plan to pass without Republican votes.

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said her chamber will not take up the $1 trillion bill until it also receives the larger plan, which is not likely before late September. With razor-thin majorities in Congress, Democrats will have to corral their moderate and progressive members to pass the measures.

Democrats and independents

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Senator Angus King of Maine are independents but caucus with the Democrats.


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Edited by:

Jon McClure