After months of negotiations, lawmakers said they have come to a deal for the nearly $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. The U.S. Senate convened for a session Sunday to work out the final details of the bill after being unable to wrap it up in a session on Saturday.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem to be growing more optimistic in coming together on a bipartisan infrastructure package.
The Senate passed a procedural vote to advance a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. In a 67-to-32 vote Wednesday, the Senate reached bipartisan support to move forward on the bill after weeks of no progress.
A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure proposal. Reports Wednesday cited lead GOP negotiator Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) who said, “we now have an agreement on the major issues and we’re prepared to move forward.”
Lawmakers said they’re aiming for a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill this week.
Joe Biden’s promise of unity appears to be nowhere to be seen on Capitol Hill. The two major parties continue to clash on the bipartisan infrastructure deal as Senate Republicans block a vote to open debate on the nearly $1 trillion measure.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to move forward with a test vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. The New York Democrat made the announcement on the Senate floor Monday.
Republican senators are gearing up for a fight with Democrats over two large spending bills. In an interview Sunday, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) gave an update on negotiations for bipartisan infrastructure legislation. The Ohio lawmaker revealed at this stage reform of IRS enforcement will not be part of a deal.
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) has put pressure on Texas Democrats to come back home.