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The Infrastructure Bill is Approved by the US Senate

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The Infrastructure Bill is Approved by the US Senate

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Following numerous setbacks and a protracted voting procedure, the US Senate has successfully approved President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill on Tuesday. This bill, with an estimated value of around $1 trillion, will designate funds for highways, viaducts, conduits, harbors, internet connectivity, and more. The bipartisan vote of 69-30 secured the bill’s passage, marking it as one of the most substantial investments in the history of the nation’s infrastructure.

“America has historically witnessed its greatest prosperity and advancement when investments are made in the nation itself,” asserted Biden post the bill’s approval, emphasizing the bill’s potential to create new employment opportunities. “This infrastructure bill, backed by a strong majority of the US Senate, achieves just that,” he added.

In a pre-vote address, Ohio Senator Rob Portman expressed, “It will enhance the quality of life for all Americans. Given the robust economy of our nation, it is expected that we should set the international standard in infrastructure. However, that is not currently the case.”

Having secured Senate approval, the bill now awaits consideration in the House. Should it clear the House, it will then progress to President Biden’s desk for final endorsement. While some Democratic House members have voiced reservations about the bill’s adequacy in addressing all national infrastructure requirements, certain Republican representatives continue to strongly oppose the bill, deeming it an misuse of federal funds that would burden taxpayers unnecessarily. These contrasting opinions are likely to cause further delays, making it uncertain when the bill might finally pass the House and become operational.

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