With overwhelming bipartisan support, the US Senate has passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package to address the nation’s crumbling infrastructure by a vote of 69 to 30.
The bill — called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — features $550 billion in new federal spending over five years:
• It invests $110 billion in roads, bridges and major projects
• $66 billion in passenger and freight rail
• $65 billion to rebuild the electric grid
• $65 billion to expand broadband internet access
• $39 billion to modernize and expand transit systems
• $7.5 billion to build a national network of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
• $55 billion for water infrastructure, $15 billion of which will be directed toward replacing lead pipes.
The legislation now heads to the House of Representatives where it won’t be addressed until the fall.
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