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The Biden administration is pushing one of the largest public works packages in decades.
Both Democrats and even some Republicans are falling for it. As Fox News’ Laura Ingraham said to GOP Senator Bill Cassidy from Louisiana, “You guys got played.”
As previously reported, all 50 members of the congressional Democratic caucus has voted to advance the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
Some Republicans have chosen to ignore advice from former President Trump and sided with Democrats. Trump recently issued a warning telling Republicans, “Don’t do the infrastructure deal.” Trump added, “Wait until we get proper election results.”
Republicans who opposed the bill had one simple question: “Where’s full text?” These Republicans argued that they don’t even know what the $1.2 trillion is funding exactly. As more text has been released, a cruel plan was found buried deep inside the bill on Page 508 to essentially make it too expensive to drive a car, presumably as part of the Left’s agenda to combat “climate change.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was one of the Republicans who voted for the bill.
The Senate passed the infrastructure bill. It costs $1.2 trillion, putting billions of federal dollars toward roads, bridges, broadband and more. Some estimates claim the bill will actually cost much more and there is no detailed plan on how the Biden administration plans to pay for it.
Here are the 19 Republicans listed below via NPR. This list includes McConnell, Graham, Romney, Portman and Cassidy.
- Roy Blunt, Missouri
- Richard Burr, North Carolina
- Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
- vBill Cassidy, Louisiana
- Susan Collins, Maine
- Kevin Cramer, North Dakota
- Mike Crapo, Idaho
- Deb Fischer, Nebraska
- Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
- Chuck Grassley, Iowa
- John Hoeven, North Dakota
- Mitch McConnell, Kentucky
- Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
- Rob Portman, Ohio
- James Risch, Idaho
- Mitt Romney, Utah
- Dan Sullivan, Alaska
- Thom Tillis, North Carolina
- Roger Wicker, Mississippi
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The bill is the largest investment in America’s infrastructure since the 1950s.
“[This is] landmark and needed legislation in fixing our roads, railroads, our ports, electrical grid and more,” Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman said on the floor. “It will improve the lives of all Americans. It’s long-term spending to repair and replace and build assets that will last for decades.”
Senators are now set to take up their budget resolution, keeping them in Washington. The $3.5 trillion spending package was unveiled by Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday, and addresses Democratic priorities omitted from the infrastructure bill like climate change and immigration.
The Senate on Tuesday passed its bipartisan infrastructure bill, moving what would be the largest public works package in decades one step closer to becoming law months after negotiations first began.
The bill, which advocates praised as the largest investment in America’s infrastructure since the construction of the interstate highway system in the 1950s, passed 69-30. Nineteen Republicans joined every Democrat in voting for the package.
The legislation, titled the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), was on a glide path to passage after beating a Senate filibuster Sunday night, when 68 senators voted to end debate.