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Aug 1 - It's in - and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill
 

 
It's in - and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Sunday night, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act clocked in at some 2,700 pages, and senators could begin amending it soon. Despite the hurry-up-and-wait during a rare weekend session, emotions bubbled over once the bill was produced. The final product was not intended to stray from the broad outline senators had negotiated for weeks with the White House.

“We haven’t done a large, bipartisan bill of this nature in a long time,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. He said a final vote could be held “in a matter of days.”

A key part of Biden’s agenda, the bipartisan bill is the first phase of the president's infrastructure plan. It calls for $550 billion in new spending over five years above projected federal levels, what could be one of the more substantial expenditures on the nation’s roads, bridges, waterworks, broadband and the electric grid in years.

Senators and staff labored behind the scenes for days to write the massive bill. It was supposed to be ready Friday, but by Sunday even more glitches were caught and changes made. To prod the work, Schumer kept senators in session over the weekend, encouraging the authors to finish up work.

Late Sunday night, most of the 10 senators involved in the bipartisan effort rose on the Senate floor to mark the moment.

“We know that this has been a long and sometimes difficult process, but we are proud this evening to announce this legislation,” said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., a lead negotiator. The bill showed “we can put aside our own political differences for the good of the country,” she said.

Republican negotiator Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said the final product will be “great for the American people.”

Over the long weekend of starts and stops, Schumer repeatedly warned that he was prepared to keep lawmakers in Washington for as long as it took to complete votes on both the bipartisan infrastructure plan as well as a budget blueprint that would allow the Senate to begin work later this year on a massive, $3.5 trillion social, health and environmental bill.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, predicted: “It’s going to be a grind.”

Among the major new investments, the bipartisan package is expected to provide $110 billion for roads and bridges, $39 billion for public transit and $66 billion for rail. There’s also set to be $55 billion for water and wastewater infrastructure as well as billions for airports, ports, broadband internet and electric vehicle charging stations.

The spending is broadly popular among lawmakers, bringing long-delayed capital for big-ticket items that cites and states can rarely afford on their own.

Paying for the package has been a challenge after senators rejected ideas to raise revenue from a new gas tax or other streams. Instead, it is being financed from funding sources that might not pass muster with deficit hawks, including repurposing some $205 billion in untapped COVID-19 relief aid, as well as unemployment a*sistance that was turned back by some states and relying on projected future economic growth.

"I’ve got real concerns with this bill,” said Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

Bipartisan support from Republican and Democratic senators pushed the process along, and Schumer wanted the voting to be wrapped up before senators left for the August recess.

Last week week, 17 GOP senators joined all Democrats in voting to start work on the bipartisan bill. That support largely held, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., voting yes in another procedural vote to nudge the process along in the 50-50 Senate, where 60 votes are needed to overcome a filibuster an advance legislation.

Whether the number of Republican senators willing to pass the bill grows or shrinks in the days ahead will determine if the president’s signature issue can make it across the finish line.

Cornyn said he expects Schumer to allow all senators to have a chance to shape the bipartisan bill and allow for amendments from members of both parties.

“I hope we can now pump the brakes a little bit and take the time and care to evaluate the benefits and the cost of this legislation," Cornyn said.

The bipartisan bill still faces a rough road in the House, where progressive lawmakers want a more robust package but may have to settle for this one to keep Biden’s infrastructure plans on track.

The outcome with the bipartisan effort will set the stage for the next debate over Biden’s much more ambitious $3.5 trillion package, a strictly partisan pursuit of far-reaching programs and services including child care, tax breaks and health care that touch almost every corner of American life. Republicans strongly oppose that bill, which would require a simple majority for passage. Final votes on that measure are not expected until fall.

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 2 months ago '09        #2
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x71
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the bill has been ready for months....chucky schumers statement is to con the people into believing the senate and their low paid staffers areworking hard






there gonna pass it and go on yet another vacation

 2 months ago '17        #3
Ymmot  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Not that big, originally it was supposed to be $3.1 Trillion.
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 2 months ago '17        #4
one il matt 56  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Waits for Dem shills to blame Republicans for it not passing...

When Dems have all the tools to do whatever tf they want
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 2 months ago '21        #5
GoldenKnight 
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Infrastructure = expanding the size of government

People believing it's for roads and projects that benefit the tax payers who pay for it are fu*king pure idiots.
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 2 months ago '15        #6
naledgestate 
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 one il matt 56 said
Waits for Dem shills to blame Republicans for it not passing...

When Dems have all the tools to do whatever tf they want
Dems are so weak. Same song different dance.

Its pathetic.
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 2 months ago '17        #7
one il matt 56  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 GoldenKnight said
Infrastructure = expanding the size of government

People believing it's for roads and projects that benefit the tax payers who pay for it are fu*king pure idiots.
The National Highway system has facilitated trillions of dollars in commerce

No need for the ultra libertarian perspective right now
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 2 months ago '17        #8
tu calmas  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 one il matt 56 said
Waits for Dem shills to blame Republicans for it not passing...

When Dems have all the tools to do whatever tf they want
They need supermajority for this one so unless there are Dems voting nay, the bill not passing will fall squarely on Repubs

The budgeting bills referenced towards the end are the ones they can pass w simple majority through reconciliation
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 2 months ago '05        #9
SquirrelXss 
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 one il matt 56 said
The National Highway system has facilitated trillions of dollars in commerce

No need for the ultra libertarian perspective right now
True. But we know that most of the money in this bill isnt for that.

"Human infrastructure"
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 2 months ago '06        #10
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 tu calmas said
They need supermajority for this one so unless there are Dems voting nay, the bill not passing will fall squarely on Repubs

The budgeting bills referenced towards the end are the ones they can pass w simple majority through reconciliation
Bro you ain’t see AOC calling out Dems in that other thread?
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 2 months ago '18        #11
Lord God  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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 bigkilla said
Bro you ain’t see AOC calling out Dems in that other thread?
Isn't that over the eviction moratorium, and not infrastructure?
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 2 months ago '17        #12
Ymmot  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 GoldenKnight said
Infrastructure = expanding the size of government

People believing it's for roads and projects that benefit the tax payers who pay for it are fu*king pure idiots.
Oh yeah, you really trying to confirm how stupid you are...
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 2 months ago '17        #13
Ymmot  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 Lord God said
Isn't that over the eviction moratorium, and not infrastructure?
No, it was over them caving on infrastructure and significantly scaling back. They basically took the Republican deal on it.

 2 months ago '17        #14
tu calmas  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 bigkilla said
Bro you ain’t see AOC calling out Dems in that other thread?
Nah I been out the loop w recent politics stuff. What'd she say?

I just know from way back that this one was gonna have to be bipartisan unless Sinema and Manchin held their nuts on the filibuster removal, but even then it's dicey bc I don't think Biden is all the way in favor of filibuster removal

Everything else can get passed thru reconciliation, which is all Dems but this one requires cooperation

 2 months ago '05        #15
Stupendamatic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Ymmot said
Not that big, originally it was supposed to be $3.1 Trillion.
That's what happens when two sides compromise. 1 trillion is still large.
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 2 months ago '17        #16
one il matt 56  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 tu calmas said
They need supermajority for this one so unless there are Dems voting nay, the bill not passing will fall squarely on Repubs

The budgeting bills referenced towards the end are the ones they can pass w simple majority through reconciliation
Then just change the rules like Republicans do.

They won’t b/c they agree largely w/ republicans.



 Stupendamatic said
That's what happens when two sides compromise. 1 trillion is still large.

Comprise is overrated, tbh.

Everything bi partisan in the last 20 years has sucked.

Hell, even civil rights legislation wasn’t bipartisan
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 2 months ago '05        #17
Stupendamatic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 one il matt 56 said
Then just change the rules like Republicans do.

They won’t b/c they agree largely w/ republicans.






Comprise is overrated, tbh.

Everything bi partisan in the last 20 years has sucked.

Hell, even civil rights legislation wasn’t bipartisan
When you have the numbers you can forgo compromise but when it’s this tight compromise is the only way on some things. Compromise across the aisle and within their own party.

 2 months ago '15        #18
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 one il matt 56 said
Then just change the rules like Republicans do.

They won’t b/c they agree largely w/ republicans.






Comprise is overrated, tbh.

Everything bi partisan in the last 20 years has sucked.

Hell, even civil rights legislation wasn’t bipartisan
They don't have the votes in the Senate to just change the rules. That's the problem.

There are at least 2 holdouts publicly saying they will not vote to change the filibuster rules. At minimum it fails 52-48...

 2 months ago '04        #19
franchise  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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110 billion doesnt sound like enough for bridges at all


According to a new report from the American Road and Transportation Builders a*sociation, more than 47,000 bridges in the U.S. are in poor condition and in need of urgent repairs. Apr 5, 2019

And this was a couple years ago...



Hopefully this bill actually does go to all the infrastructure needed before all these things continue to crumble but they'll probably just scam us like always

 2 months ago '17        #20
tu calmas  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 one il matt 56 said
Then just change the rules like Republicans do.

They won’t b/c they agree largely w/ republicans.


Comprise is overrated, tbh.

Everything bi partisan in the last 20 years has sucked.

Hell, even civil rights legislation wasn’t bipartisan
Yeah there's more political capitol for folks like Sinema and Manchin to have their current position than to remove filibuster & essentially make legislation a simple majority

Tbh I think we'll see that happen if this bill falls through

Even Manchin has moved on his original position in favor of the filibuster

 2 months ago '17        #21
tu calmas  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 franchise said
110 billion doesnt sound like enough for bridges at all





And this was a couple years ago...



Hopefully this bill actually does go to all the infrastructure needed before all these things continue to crumble but they'll probably just scam us like always
They'll push this out & once jobs r created in repub areas, they'll have local repub legislators get federal funding for more contracts so that the credit goes to them rather than biden's federal admin

This one is the most transparent optics game I've ever seen bc infrastructure is bad AND people need jobs. No rzn this bill should be this controversial
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 2 months ago '04        #22
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 tu calmas said
They'll push this out & once jobs r created in repub areas, they'll have local repub legislators get federal funding for more contracts so that the credit goes to them rather than biden's federal admin

This one is the most transparent optics game I've ever seen bc infrastructure is bad AND people need jobs. No rzn this bill should be this controversial

Unless they do border wall type contracts and scam off the top like the army buying $3,000 hammers

 2 months ago '17        #23
tu calmas  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 franchise said
Unless they do border wall type contracts and scam off the top like the army buying $3,000 hammers
Yeah I agree, it depends on who bids for those contracts but I think this stuff will be run with more oversight than the border wall

 2 months ago '20        #24
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This is nothing compared to the Chinese,Just a bucket in the ocean.

They spend $2-3 Trillion in a year on infrastructure alone. China is the place to be nowadays.
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 2 months ago '15        #25
thirssty58  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Already enough pointless construction projects as if traffic couldn't get any worse been construction detours near my house for 5 years no lies



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