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.
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.”
The U.S. continues to see the prevalence of cybercrime and hackers disrupting critical infrastructure while demanding ransom payments in the form of crypto. One America’s Stephanie Myers spoke with futurist and crypto expert Ian Khan about the steps businesses and governments can take to thwart future attacks and his upcoming crypto documentary.
According to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, cyber criminals will be held accountable for their actions. The Biden administration official has continued to accuse Russia of cyber crime over alleged recent hackings of U.S. companies.
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.
Joe Biden attempted to downplay inflation concerns during a speech on his administration’s handling of the economy. Speaking at the White House on Monday, Biden touted the highest economic growth rate in 40 years as the U.S. started to reopen from coronavirus lockdowns.
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.