On Friday, US Congress passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure Bill after a daylong standoff. This comes as democrats sidelined the difference between Progressive and centrists.
The bill is an important part of Joe Biden’s domestic agenda. The final vote was 228-206. Thirteen republicans voted in support of the bill and 6 democrats voted against it. The bill is now on the President’s desk to be signed into law.
The bill includes investments on roads, bridges, mass transit, rail, airports, ports, and waterways. It will also improve broadband infrastructure, electric grid and water systems.
President Biden requested all members to Vote in favour of the bills, “I am urging all members to vote for both the rule for consideration of the Build Back Better Act and final passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill tonight. I am confident that during the week of 15 November, the House will pass the Build Back Better Act.”
“Welcome to my world. We are not a lockstep Party”, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Democrats still have a long way to go. The President wants to Widen up social safety net. Also programmes to fight climate change are being planned.
This is the highest spending on social safety in the US since the 1960s. The bill is expected to create jobs and boost US competitiveness.