As the bipartisan infrastructure bill passes, here’s what’s next for Biden’s economic plans by Jacob Pramuk
Senate Passes Bipartisan $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
The Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill investing in the nation’s roads, public transit, water, and broadband. NBC News’ Ali Vitali reports on how the final vote played out.
- Democrats are turning their focus to a social safety net and climate bill after Congress passed bipartisan infrastructure legislation.
- The House aims to approve the plan next week, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said both chambers aim to pass it by Thanksgiving.
- Democratic leaders have to keep nearly every member of their caucuses on board as they iron out the final details of the sprawling economic package.
While many Democrats let out a sigh of relief when the House passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill, the party has a grueling few weeks ahead of it to enact the rest of its economic agenda.
The more than $1 trillion packages passed Friday that would refresh transportation, broadband and utilities fulfill one part of President Joe Biden’s domestic vision. Democrats now have to clear multiple hurdles to enact the larger piece, a $1.75 trillion investment in the social safety net and climate policy.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said Democrats aim to pass the social spending bill by Thanksgiving. Meeting the deadline will require both chambers of Congress to rush while keeping nearly every member of a diverse Democratic caucus united — a challenge that has led to repeated roadblocks as lawmakers advanced the bills this year. To read more go to the line below: