Senate advances $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, bringing it closer to final passage with McConnell’s support

The Senate advanced a bipartisan infrastructure bill on Saturday, bringing it another step closer to final passage sometime over the weekend. It cleared the upper chamber in a 67-27 vote on Saturday afternoon. 18 Republicans joined 49 Senate Democrats to break the filibuster. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia was absent. Those Senate Republicans joining Democrats to advance the bill included Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana among others. The bill would pour $550 billion in fresh federal spending onto repairing roads, bridges, highways, and … (more)

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