Congress Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill contains the largest investment in America’s infrastructure since the creation of the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s and now awaits President Biden’s signature. The legislation contains funding to rebuild roads and bridges, eliminate the nation’s lead pipes, expand access to high-speed internet in rural communities, and takes steps to address climate change. Per President Biden, “generations from now, people will look back and know this is when America won the economic competition for the 21st century!” The bill passed the House last Friday, November 5th with a 228-206 vote. Six House Democrats voted against the measure, while 13 Republicans supported it. The bill passed the Senate in August by a vote of 69-30.