Senators reveal bill text and introduce $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal after rare weekend session
(Worthy News) – It’s no longer a framework: Senators on Sunday evening revealed and introduced legislative text for a bipartisan infrastructure deal crafted after months of negotiations among a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
“This legislation represents the most significant investment in our infrastructure since the construction of the Interstate Highway System,” Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said on the Senate floor on Sunday.
Finalized during a rare weekend session, the legislation, which is called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, clocks in at 2,702 pages. The $1.2 trillion bill includes approximately $550 billion in new spending over five years. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he hopes to have a vote on final passage “in a matter of days.” [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]