US $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill
U.S. Senate advances roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill
Democrats intend the bill -- which includes funding for roads, bridges, broadband and other physical infrastructure -- to be the first of a pair of packages, followed by a sweeping $3.5 trillion "human infrastructure" package that faces staunch Republican opposition and some dissent among moderate Democrats.
UMMATIMES - The agreement includes $110 billion for roads, $73 billion for power grid spending, $66 billion for railways, $65 billion to expand broadband access, $55 billion for clean drinking water, $50 billion for environmental resiliency, $39 billion for public transit and $25 billion for airports, the White House said.
The bipartisan bill will propose $550 billion in new spending, a White House fact sheet said, down from $579 billion in a framework the negotiators sketched out several weeks ago.