U.S. Senate OKs $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill; Pa.’s Casey, Toomey split on vote

The plan spends $351B on highways and bridges, and sets aside billions more for passenger rail, broadband, and other initiatives

By: - August 10, 2021 2:37 pm

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted 69-30 on Tuesday to approve a sweeping bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, a milestone for one of President Joe Biden’s priorities after months of negotiation.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.