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US House passes Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill

US House Democrats passed President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, with a tally of 228-206.

Negotiations over the public works bill created a bitter split among democrats.


A more ambitious social spending bill favoured by liberals was put on hold.

The legislation proposes $550bn in federal expenditure over the next eight years to upgrade highways, roads and bridges and modernise city transport links.

It is the largest federal investment in the nations infrastructure for decades and is seen as a win for President Joe Biden.


“We took a monumental step forward as a nation”, Biden said.

“We did something that’s long overdue… a once-in-a-generation investment that’s going to create millions of jobs modernising infrastructure, our roads, our bridges, our broadband, all range of things”.

IMAGE – “Joe Biden” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0


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