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Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:50 PM

Senate's key vote advances Biden's $1T infrastructure bill

Source: AP

By LISA MASCARO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved closer to passing a $1 trillion infrastructure package Saturday after lawmakers from both parties came together and voted to clear a key procedural hurdle. More votes will be needed before Senate passage of one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities.

The measure would provide a massive injection of federal money for a range of public works programs, from roads and bridges to broadband internet access, drinking water and others. In a rare stroke of bipartisanship, Republicans joined Democrats during the weekend session to overcome the 60-vote threshold needed to advance the measure toward final votes. The vote was 67-27.

If approved, the bill would go to the House.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the first of Biden’s two infrastructure packages. The administration and congressional leaders will soon turn to a second, larger package that is expected to draw only Democratic support.



Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives as the Senate convenes for a rare weekend session on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)



Read more: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-bills-d744f6a28eac505edd149f2aa53516ff

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:55 PM

1. Yes!

Fingers crossed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 02:30 PM

2. glad to see he has tight security with him.

you never know these days with crazy magats.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 02:38 PM

3. 27 Republican Senators don't support jobs, productivity, and green energy

That is truly amazing. And sad.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 05:38 PM

13. Indeed sad :-( n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 02:47 PM

4. K&R!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 02:55 PM

5. I hope it has tight auditing provisions.

Cookie jar “conservatives” with their no-bid contracts and conflicts of interest need to be stopped.

Otherwise, psyched.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 03:00 PM

6. When they get to the other larger package they will probably need every single Democratic vote

in the Senate to pass it. Let's hope that can happen. Sinema and Manchin, are you listening?

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 04:23 PM

9. No probably about it. They will need all 50 plus VP Harris to pass it...nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 04:54 PM

11. OK, you are right but I was just coverng my tracks on the .01% chance that a Republican might vote

for it.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 05:08 PM

12. That would be nice...and when was the last time the repubs were "nice" about shit like this?


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 03:01 PM

7. Woooopp!! K&R

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 03:21 PM

8. Great!! Two wins, the first for all Americans..secondly, totally infuriating tfg

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 04:37 PM

10. let me guess, cruz must be one of those.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 06:04 PM

14. The only cloture listed (so far) was for a Sinema Amendment "as a substitute" that has that 67-27

https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=117&session=1&vote=00309

And yup, the usual suspects...

YEAs ---67

Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Booker (D-NJ)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Capito (R-WV)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Cramer (R-ND)
Crapo (R-ID)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hassan (D-NH)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Kaine (D-VA)
Kelly (D-AZ)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Leahy (D-VT)
Lujan (D-NM)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Ossoff (D-GA)
Padilla (D-CA)
Peters (D-MI)
Portman (R-OH)
Reed (D-RI)
Risch (R-ID)
Romney (R-UT)
Rosen (D-NV)
Rounds (R-SD)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Sinema (D-AZ)
Smith (D-MN)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Tillis (R-NC)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
Young (R-IN)

NAYs ---27

Blackburn (R-TN)
Boozman (R-AR)
Braun (R-IN)
Cotton (R-AR)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Ernst (R-IA)
Hagerty (R-TN)
Hawley (R-MO)
Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kennedy (R-LA)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Lummis (R-WY)
Marshall (R-KS)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-FL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Tuberville (R-AL)
Wicker (R-MS)

Not Voting - 6

Barrasso (R-WY)
Burr (R-NC)
Graham (R-SC)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Warnock (D-GA)

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