If bill passes, it will be sent to the House and ultimately to the desk of Biden, who has wholeheartedly endorsed the legislation
Hugo Lowell reports for the Guardian:
Top Republicans in Congress are embarking on a new campaign of revisionism seven months after the attack on the Capitol, absolving Donald Trump of responsibility and blaming the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, for the 6 January insurrection perpetrated by a mob of Trump supporters.
Even if the Senate can pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill this weekend, it may still face hurdles in the Democratic-controlled House.
Bloomberg Government reports:
House lawmakers, most notably House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), have repeatedly criticized the Senate package for leaving out provisions from the House-passed surface transportation and water bill that address climate change and fossil fuel pollution.
But making those changes could jeopardize Republican support for the final product after a bipartisan group of senators crafted a compromise intended to win at least 60 votes needed to advance the measure in that chamber.Continue reading...