By Tim Leeds 

Senate advances infrastructure bill to floor for debate


Last updated 7/29/2021 at 11:37am

After weeks of negotiations, the Senate Wednesday advanced a bill to increase investment in U.S. infrastructure on a 67-32 vote with one senator not voting.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., voted for advancing the bill to the floor along with all other Senate Democrats, two independents and 17 Republicans, while Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., was one of the 32 Republicans voting against it.

A fact sheet released by the White House says the deal includes $550 billion in new spending on infrastructure.

The fact sheet says the bill includes

• Making the largest federal investment in public transit...

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