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U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Thanks to Democratic Leadership

Aug 10, 2021

Across the country, 2022 GOP Senate candidates have joined Republicans like Ron Johnson, Marco Rubio, and Pat Toomey, in opposing this bipartisan plan to invest infrastructure, workers, and communities

Democrats in the U.S. Senate today secured the passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill — a strong first step in the Biden Administration’s plans for critical investments in good-paying jobs, roads and bridges, clean water, high-speed internet, and other infrastructure priorities, directly benefiting communities and families across the country.

The bill was passed thanks to the critical support of Democratic Senators up for reelection in 2022 — including U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, Maggie Hassan, Mark Kelly, and Raphael Warnock.

Despite the bill’s clear benefits for their states, some Senate Republicans voted against its passage — including Sens. Ron Johnson, Marco Rubio, and Pat Toomey, each of whose seat is up for reelection in 2022.

They aren’t alone. As reported this week by CNN, Republican Senate primary candidates across the country “are lining up against the bipartisan deal” — including in North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

“The bipartisan infrastructure deal’s Senate passage is a big win for families, workers, and communities across the country,” said Brad Bainum, American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson. “Senate Democrats delivered today, and as Congress moves towards passing the reconciliation bill’s further investments in jobs and families, we’re going to hold accountable the 2022 Republicans who opposed and voted against investing in and lifting up the people and communities they are supposed to represent.”

Despite opposition from Senate Republicans like Ron Johnson, the bipartisan infrastructure deal stands to benefit states and communities across the country:

Arizona Republic: High-speed internet. Road upgrades. Electric vehicle chargers. What the infrastructure bill could mean for Arizonans

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Backers highlight benefits for Georgia in Senate infrastructure deal

The Capital Times: Wisconsin would receive billions from infrastructure bill, says White House report Ohio public works projects will get big money if the infrastructure bill passes, says Sen. Rob Portman

Raleigh News & Observer: Billions from infrastructure bill could go to NC, estimates show. Here’s a breakdown.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: White House: Pennsylvania would receive billions from infrastructure bill

Wisconsin Public Radio: $1T Infrastructure Bill Could Help Fix Wisconsin’s Deteriorating Roads, Bridges And Water Systems

Wisconsin State Journal: White House: Infrastructure bill would provide billions for Wisconsin roads, bridges

WNCT-TV: What’s in the US infrastructure plan for the Carolinas?

WRBL-TV: How Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will apply to Georgians


Published: Aug 10, 2021

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