August 20, 2021
Infrastructure Package Clears Senate, Moves to House
Last week, President Biden reached a deal with the Senate on the latest infrastructure package, passing the bill in a bipartisan 69-30 vote. The plan allocates roughly $550 billion into improve broadband internet, rework roads and bridges, and rebuild after damage from natural disasters. Not included in the compromise package are many of the President’s original priorities, including investments in childcare and education. Senate Democrats are considering passing some form of these provisions through budget reconciliation. From here, the infrastructure package moves to the House of Representatives for approval.