Infrastructure

Government, Business

Senate Infrastructure Plan Receives Bipartisan Backing

Senators Sen. Mitt Romney speaks during a news conference in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 28. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg)

A vote in the U.S. Senate to launch debate on a comprehensive infrastructure bill and the passage of fiscal 2022 transportation funding in the House of Representatives coalesced to create an unofficial “infrastructure week” spearheaded by congressional funding proponents and the Biden White House.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 29, 2021
Government, Business

After Infrastructure Deal, Senate Votes to Take Up Bill

Bipartisan group of senators speak to the press in the U.S. Capitol Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and other senators speak to reporters just after a vote to start work on a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package July 28. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted the night of July 28 to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provisions of the package that’s key to President Joe Biden’s agenda.

July 29, 2021
Government

Senate GOP Moves Forward on $1T Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Rob Portman (D-Ohio) Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) talks with reporters July 28. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement July 28 on a $1 trillion infrastructure package, with the Senate ready to begin consideration of a key part of the administration's agenda.

Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press
July 28, 2021
Government, Business

New Trouble for Infrastructure Talks as Pressure Mounts

Road work near Capitol Workers repair a park near the Capitol in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

WASHINGTON — Senators were running into new problems July 26 as they raced to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal with pressure mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority.

Hope Yen and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
July 26, 2021
Government, Business

Infrastructure Negotiations Continue; Senators Seek Details on Bill

Chuck Schumer Sen. Chuck Schumer takes a question at a press conference July 20. (Tom Brenner/Bloomberg News)

Negotiations for a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure package in the U.S. Senate remain tenuous as strong Republican opposition challenges a plan by Democratic leaders to schedule a key floor vote in the waning days of July.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 22, 2021
Government, Business

Infrastructure Deal in Sight After Medicare Agreement

Sen. Joe Manchin meets with the press “The pay-fors are pretty much lined up," says Sen. Joe Manchin. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

A bipartisan group of senators is closing in on a $579 billion infrastructure deal after agreeing to pay for it in part by delaying a Trump-era Medicare regulation, a key Democratic senator said July 22.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
July 22, 2021
Government, Business

Infrastructure Bill Fails First Test Vote

U.S. Senate chamber after the failed infrastructure test vote The U.S. Senate chamber after the failed test vote. (c-span.org)

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans rejected an effort July 21 to begin debate on a big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden. But supporters in both parties remained hopeful of another chance in coming days.

Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press
July 21, 2021
Government, Business

Infrastructure Deal in Peril as GOP Threatens Filibuster

The U.S. Capitol on July 20, 2021 The U.S. Capitol on July 20, 2021. (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial July 21 test vote as senators struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending.

Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press
July 20, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

DeFazio Blasts Bipartisan Senate Infrastructure Plan

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) “I’m not taking it,” DeFazio said. “We cannot miss this opportunity to deal with safety issues in a meaningful way.” (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

Rep. Peter DeFazio, the Democratic chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, blasted the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure deal, saying there are “extraordinary deficiencies” in the plan that is backed by President Joe Biden.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Republicans Balk at Infrastructure Deadline

Maine Senator Susan Collins Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, speaking at a June event, says there is "no point" in having a procedural vote on July 21. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Senate Republicans in bipartisan talks on a $579 billion infrastructure deal are warning Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) that if he goes through with a July 21 vote to start debate on the plan he won’t have their support and his attempt to enforce a deadline will fail.

Laura Litvan and Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
July 19, 2021

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