The Senate on Wednesday voted to advance bipartisan infrastructure legislation, capping weeks of late-night negotiations and launching the next step in what has become one of President Joe Biden’s key domestic priorities — even as challenges await the measure in the House.
By a 67-32 vote, the Senate moved to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for a bipartisan infrastructure plan with $550 billion in new spending. Seventeen Republicans joined Democrats to vote to move forward.
In a statement Wednesday afternoon, Biden said the deal “signals to the world that our democracy can function, deliver, and do big things. For the full Roll Call story, click here.