Pa’s Fitzpatrick votes with Dems to pass massive infrastructure bill; GOP calls it ‘nonsense’

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure but also create jobs at a time of widespread unemployment, protect the planet from a warming climate and narrow long-standing racial disparities.

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, who’s running for re-election in a highly targeted suburban Philadelphia district, cast a largely consequence-free ballot, voting with all nine members of the Keystone State’s Democratic House delegation to approve the measure.

The remaining eight GOP members of Pennsylvania’s U.S. House delegation voted against the bill, according to an official House roll call.

 

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.

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