The House of Representatives on Friday passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan by a vote of 228-206, with 13 Republicans crossing the aisle to support the bill and six Democrats opposing. The package would fund highways, rails, transit, broadband, water infrastructure, power grids, ports and other projects across the country.
A $1.75 billion fund in the infrastructure package will aim to guarantee that transit stations are accessible. Almost a fifth of transit stations were not fully accessible in 2019, according to the most recent Federal Transit Administration data.
House Democrats in the U.S. passed a $1 trillion bill to address the nation’s aging infrastructure, improve climate resilience and expand high-speed internet access, but put a larger social policy and climate bill on hold.
What people are saying?
Jerold Interlicchia Great then, may I suggest we do not use any Metals or building materials from China! Being a tax payer and using my money to build stuff I should have something to say other I owe more in taxes to build stuff with crap.
John Domini Yes, the bill was cut back, but nonetheless it will do tremendous good for American families everywhere. It’s a great win for Biden and the Democrats– and paves the way for the next, building up the social safety net.