Thursday, July 29, 2021

RINO ALERT: Bipartisan Lawmakers Reach ‘final agreement’ on $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Deal; Infrastructure Bill Advances to Senate Debate, Clearing Major Hurdle

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Bipartisan lawmakers reach ‘final agreement’ on $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal:
A bipartisan group of senators reached a final agreement on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure package Wednesday, although it remains to be seen if there are enough votes to overcome a Republican filibuster.
Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican at the forefront of the negotiations, announced the deal shortly after Democratic Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer said a vote to begin debate on the package could be held by the end of the day.
“We now have an agreement on the major issues,” said Mr. Portman, who met with White House staffers to finalize the deal late Tuesday.
While final details have yet to be released, the package will run upwards of $1.2 trillion, with more than $579 billion coming from new revenue.
Mr. Portman said the group was able to account for the new funding without raising taxes, a key metric for GOP support. --->READ MORE HERE
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Infrastructure bill advances to Senate debate, clearing major hurdle after weeks of negotiations:
The Senate could pass a sweeping infrastructure bill by this weekend now that it cleared an important procedural hurdle Wednesday.
By a vote of 67-32, senators voted to advance the bipartisan bill – the largest transportation bill in U.S. history – clearing the way for one of President Joe Biden's key priorities.
The vote to move the bill to formal debate came only hours after the White House announced it reached a deal with the Senate on a mammoth bipartisan infrastructure package that has been in the works for weeks.
"This deal signals to the world that our democracy can function, deliver, and do big things. As we did with the transcontinental railroad and the interstate highway, we will once again transform America and propel us into the future," President Joe Biden said Wednesday in a statement released by the White House before the vote. --->READ MORE HERE
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