NEWS & ANALYSIS

Senate Inches Toward Infrastructure Bill Approval


The Senate voted Sunday evening to end debate on the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, inching closer towards approval. 

Democrats got the 60 votes they needed to advance the legislation, with support from 18 republicans, Just the News reports. The final vote was 68 to 29. 

There may be another couple days of activities, as senators seek to amend the bill further. 

“Democrats are ready and willing to vote on additional amendments to the bill before moving to final passage,” Chuck Schumer said. “Once again that will require the cooperation of our republican colleagues. I hope they will cooperate so we can move more quickly. Otherwise we’ll proceed by the book and finish the bill.”