Senate approves $1T bipartisan infrastructure bill
By LISA MASCARO
AP Congressional Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) – With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate has approved the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan.
A rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined together Tuesday to deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda. Passage provides momentum as it’s now headed to the House.
The package would provide almost $550 billion in new spending over five years for roads, bridges, broadband internet, water pipes and other public works systems. Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said it will “do a lot of good for America.”
The Senate turns next to Biden’s bigger package, a $3.5 trillion plan with debate likely to extend into the fall.