Story: US, $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed under Biden rule; 10-12-2021;
US, $1 trillion infrastructure bill finally passes under Biden administration.
US, $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed under Biden rule. US to spend more then $1 Trillion on infra, involving transport- road, rail, airport, climate change, electricity, water, social safety net, Broadband Internet, EVs and more.
• The Joe Biden led US government has passed one of the largest infrastructure packages in U.S. history on Friday night, after months of bipartisan negotiations and tense political infighting.
Here's how Biden reacted on Twitter:
Joe Biden tweeted "I am so happy to say that it’s infrastructure week."
Here's how Nancy Pelosi reacted on Twitter:
Nancy Pelosi in her Tweet wrote, "Tonight, I proudly signed the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and sent it to @POTUS to be signed into law. This bill delivers a once-in-a-century investment in our infrastructure, creates good-paying jobs and takes a crucial step to #BuildBackBetter For The People."
The $1 Trillion Spending plans:
The one trillion dollar infrastructure bill will include the plans for the biggest upgrade of America’s roads, railways, Airports, buses, and ferries and other transportation infrastructure in a generation.
Future proof Upgrades:
Other plans of spending involves development of Broadband Internet, Electric grid, Electric cars, clean drinking water, Great rivers and lakes etc.
• The bill would allow one of the biggest infrastructural developments to take place in the history of the United States.
• The bill passed with 228 to 206 votes, which is a substantial triumph for Biden’s Democrats, as biden's domestic agenda heavily relies upon it.
• The passing of the bill is being considered as a big relief as Democrats suffered losses in closely watched state elections, raising concerns that they may lose control of Congress next year.
The second pillar of Biden's domestic program & 13 Republicans vote in favor:
Democrats still have much work to do on the second pillar of Biden's domestic program: a sweeping expansion of the social safety net and programs to fight climate change. At a price tag of $1.75 trillion, that package would be the biggest expansion of the U.S. safety net since the 1960s, but the party has struggled to unite behind it.
After hours of closed-door meetings, a group of centrists promised to vote for the bill by Nov. 20 - as long as the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that its costs lined up with White House estimates.
The $1.75 trillion bill cleared a procedural hurdle by a vote of 221 to 213 early on Saturday, which will enable Democratic leaders to quickly schedule a final vote when the time comes.
The infrastructure bill passed with the support of 13 Republicans, fulfilling Biden's promise of passing some bipartisan legislation. The phrase "infrastructure week" had become a Washington punch line during his predecessor Donald Trump's four years in the White House, when plans to focus on those investments were repeatedly derailed by scandals.