Month: November 2021

Republicans Face Right-Wing Ire Over Infrastructure Support

Thirteen Republicans put country before party to get the bipartisan infrastructure bill through the House on Friday night. They’re now under fire from some of their party’s leaders. Donald Trump said “RINOs in the House and Senate gave Biden and Democrats a victory,” even though Trump himself proposed a $1 trillion infrastructure plan when he …

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INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the most significant infrastructure legislation since the creation of the Interstate Highway System. It is also the largest-ever investment in public transit, clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and clean energy transmission in U.S. history. These are 10 of the top components of the package.

Did Democratic Inaction on Infrastructure Sink McAuliffe?

As Democrats begin to regroup after a loss in Virginia’s gubernatorial race and a much closer-than-expected win in New Jersey, party leaders including President Biden are saying House Democrats’ failure to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill played a role. According to the AP, the President “said he thought the House should have approved the infrastructure …

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Manchin Calls for “Up or Down” House Vote on Infrastructure

“It is time to vote on the [bipartisan infrastructure] bill. Up or down. … I’ve worked in good faith for the past three months with President Biden, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and my colleagues on the reconciliation bill and I will continue to do so. … Holding this bill hostage is not going to work …

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“We’re the Closest That We’ve Ever Been”

“We’re the closest that we’ve ever been, and it looks like we’re teed up for major action soon.” So said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday, referring to both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Democratic social spending bill. Democrats have stepped back from hopes of voting on both bills by Tuesday, but still plan …

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