Kevin Freking and Lisa Mascaro

Government, Business

Senators Struggle to Amend, Finish Infrastructure Bill

Rob Portman Sen. Rob Portman speaks to reporters Aug. 5. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/AP)

WASHINGTON — Nearing decision time, senators were struggling to wrap up work on the bipartisan infrastructure plan despite hopes to expedite consideration and voting on the nearly $1 trillion proposal.

August 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Senators Try to Sell $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan to Public

Infrastructure Sens. Lisa Murkowski (left) and Chris Coons speak about the infrastructure package. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after years of talk.

August 4, 2021

Senate Introduces $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Angus King (center) speaks with Sen. Gary Peters (left) as Sen. John Kennedy passes by. Sen. Angus King of Maine (center) speaks with Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan (left) while Sen. John Kennedy (of Louisiana) passes by. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Aug. 1, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority.

August 1, 2021
Government, Business

Senate Votes to Begin Infrastructure Debate

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) updates reporters on infrastructure negotiations Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) updates reporters on infrastructure negotiations. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Senate advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan on July 30 with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to amend it.

July 30, 2021
Government, Business

Business Groups, Unions Join Together on Infrastructure Plan

Bridge construction Texas Work progresses on the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge beside I-37 in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — Major business and union groups have formed a new coalition designed to add momentum for a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that the Senate is expected to take up this month.

July 9, 2021