Infrastructure Bill Faces Procedural Vote
Headline Roundup July 21st, 2021
The U.S. Senate will continue advancing President Joe Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday with a procedural vote.
Bipartisan negotiations continue as Republicans seek more clarity on how the plan would be paid for. Democrats back the plan in principle, but some are debating specifics. Ten Republicans would need to join all 50 Senate Democrats in order to avoid a filibuster and move to formal consideration of the bill.
The Senate barreled toward a pair of Wednesday deadlines for advancing much of President Biden’s multitrillion-dollar economic agenda, with lawmakers bracing for a procedural vote on a still-forming $1 trillion infrastructure plan to fail as bipartisan negotiations dragged on.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) has set a vote for Wednesday to begin consideration of infrastructure legislation, a step that Republicans have said they would oppose absent more details on its contents and how it would be paid for.
Mr. Schumer is also pushing for all 50 members of the Democratic...
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer is barreling toward a vote set for Wednesday on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, despite lawmakers having not finished writing the proposal.
The New York Democrat scheduled the vote on a legislative shell, saying they would add in later the details of the infrastructure spending and how to pay for it.
“The Senate Democrats are keeping our foot on the gas pedal,” said Mr. Schumer. “For weeks, I have said we have a busy summer with a long to-do list … and I know both sides...
The Senate majority leader is courting moderates, channeling progressives and keeping a GOP channel open. It might not be enough.
Shortly before Chuck Schumer cued up a vote on the teetering bipartisan infrastructure agreement reached by five of his centrists, he gathered them all in person for a gut check.
The Senate majority leader wanted to explain his thinking in greater detail to the Democrats who’ve labored to cut a nearly $600 billion deal with Republicans, according to two sources familiar with the meeting. He needed to make sure everyone...