Members of the Senate advanced the $1.2 trillion package to the House of Representatives;

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Reports that nineteen Republicans including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined all fifty Democrats in approving the legislation.

  • “For decades, elected officials have talked about addressing our nation’s aging infrastructure,” commented Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), a lead negotiator for the bill, in a statement. “The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that passed out of the Senate today turns that talk into reality.
  • While this bill is not perfect as is the case with a true compromise it provides a once-in-a-generation investment in our country’s physical infrastructure without raising taxes. That is what people and communities across the country demanded of us.”
  • “The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is great news for the people of New Jersey and the nation at large,” said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). “We have turned President Biden’s pledge to ‘Build Back Better’ from a slogan into a once-in-a-generation investment that will put millions of people to work building a more competitive, equitable, and sustainable economy for the 21st century.”

SOURCE: THEHILL

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