Bact, Bglr, Bkml, Clj, Cons, Cycp, Cycp08, Cycs, Cycs08, Gen, Hrep, Hsebld, Infra, Job, Law, News1, Pol, Ream, Regs, Sen, Wash, Amers, Namer, M:Fc, M:Fe, Topnws

Bact, Bglr

U.S. senators upbeat on prospects for bipartisan infrastructure bill -- for now

U.S. senators upbeat on prospects for bipartisan infrastructure bill -- for now

7/30/2021 12:55:00 AM

U.S. senators upbeat on prospects for bipartisan infrastructure bill -- for now

The U.S. Sen ate on Thursday prepared to tackle the details of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill backed by President Joe Biden, with the possibility of weekend work looming after lawmakers voted to advance the measure.

Both Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, were upbeat about the road ahead on the bill, which was brokered by Senate negotiators and White House officials and cleared a key procedural hurdle by a vote of 67-32 on Wednesday.

Biden getting COVID-19 booster shot after authorization Beck Bennett Leaves ‘SNL’ as Rest of Cast Set to Return, Along With Three New Featured Players, for Season 47 This hamster's cryptocurrency portfolio is beating the market

read more"It took some prodding and a few deadlines, but it has all worked out for the better," Schumer said on Thursday on the Senate floor.McConnell, who was among 17 Republicans who voted to advance the measure, called it a "focused compromise" and an "important, basic duty of government."

“I’m glad to see these discussions making progress and I was happy to vote to begin moving the Senate toward what ought to be a robust, bipartisan floor process for legislation of this magnitude," McConnell said.Some amendments are expected to be proposed, including on the bill's broadband internet provisions, the Senate's number two Republican, John Thune, said, without giving details.

Thune told reporters that he thought some Republicans who voted to advance the measure had not yet committed to supporting the final product."A lot of that will depend on scores," or cost estimates of the bill, to be produced by the Congressional Budget Office, he said. The CBO has not said when it will release its estimate, but it could be delayed until there is a full text of the bill.

The bipartisan measure is a key component of Biden's larger domestic policy agenda. After it is passed, Democratic leaders plan to move ahead with a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget "reconciliation" package that is expected to include climate and social spending. Republicans have vowed to oppose that effort.

Schumer said on Thursday his goal remains to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget resolution before senators take their summer break, which was supposed to start in the second week of August.Senator Rob Portman, the lead Republican negotiator on the bipartisan infrastructure plan, said he didn't expect any amendments that would, if adopted, actually threaten passage.

"I haven't heard of any amendments that would be poison pills. So I think people are interested in getting to yes here, even if they didn't vote for the bill tonight," Portman told reporters after Wednesday's vote.Portman said he hoped there would be plenty of time allowed for amendments so members' concerns are heard. "We want to get a strong vote because we need to send it over to the House, like a torpedo, with plenty of bipartisan support," he said.

Arizona secretary of state on audit results: ‘This whole thing has just been a sham’ Biden admin moving to protect Dreamers after Texas court ruling Biden to Receive Covid-19 Booster Shot Monday

The bill must also pass the House of Representatives, where Democrats have a thin majority.Reporting by Susan Cornwell Editing by Sonya HepinstallOur Standards:More from ReutersSign up for our newsletterSubscribe for our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox.

Read more: Reuters Top News »

Pelosi sets Thursday vote on infrastructure, eyes smaller social spending bill

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday set a vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill for Thursday and voiced confidence it would pass.

Please subscribe 👉🏾

US Senate votes to advance $1 trillion infrastructure billUS Sen ate votes to advance a historic, trillion-dollar infrastructure package, a bill that President Joe Biden said could 'transform America'

With some GOP support, Senate votes to start work on $1 trillion infrastructure billThe Sen ate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of... good luck They have enough to rich folks to buy back their shares and buy random luxury things. Time to invest in America and help the middle class

Senate Moves Forward With Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, A Key Priority For Joe Biden – UpdateUPDATE, 4:18 PM PT: The Sen ate on Wednesday voted to move forward with a key priority for Joe Biden — a massive bipartisan infrastructure package. Even with a procedural vote of 67-32, the bi…

Bipartisan infrastructure deal sails through first Senate voteThe Sen ate’s bipartisan infrastructure deal has finally moved forward after weeks of grueling negotiations, handing a group of centrists and President Biden a major win

Senate passes $2 billion Capitol security funding bill in response to January 6 insurrectionThe Sen ate voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a roughly $2 billion Capitol Hill security spending bill in response to the deadly January 6 insurrection. The vote was 98-0. GOP had no problem going bipartisan on a spending bill to ensure their ‘future” protection. Interesting.

Senate Passes $2 Billion Spending Bill to Upgrade Capitol Security, Aid Afghan RefugeesThe Sen ate voted 98-0 to pass a $2 billion supplemental spending bill to fund Capitol security upgrades and pay for emergency aid to resettle Afghan refugees who worked alongside U.S. troops Bullshit! Nancy Pelosi will pocket most of that money. Glad to see the US taking care of their allies! 👍 defund the police sure had legs