Biden's infrastructure plan overcame obstacles and advances in the US Senate.


After agreements between Republican and Democratic senators, there is no doubt that this 2,700-page text will be approved. 

However, its future is more uncertain in the House of Representatives, where there is a struggle between the left and the narrow democratic majority between the centralists.

On Sunday, President Joe Biden's sweeping investment plan to modernize America's infrastructure overcame new hurdles thanks to rare deals between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, which were approved earlier in the week. Can be voted for.

Although there is no longer any doubt that the Senate will approve this 2,700-page text, its future is more uncertain in the House of Representatives, where struggles have emerged between the left-wing and the centrists within the narrow Democratic majority.

According to Biden, the "historical" project predicts $ 550 billion in federal spending on roads, bridges and transportation, broadband Internet, and the fight against climate change.

In total, there are 1.2 trillion dollars - the equivalent of the Gross Domestic Product of Spain in 2020 - if the reorientation of other existing public funds is included.

On Sunday night, the bill passed a number of procedural votes in the Senate, with more than a third of Republicans joining the slim majority of Democrats.

Final voting can be scheduled on Monday or Tuesday.

Former Republican President Donald Trump this weekend threatened to retaliate against his party's senators who support the plan.

But this did not stop 18 of them, including their influential leader Mitch McConnell, from backing the move to the final vote on Sunday.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the plan will add $ 256 billion to the deficit between 2021 and 2031. This impact worries several Republicans who oppose the project.

But his supporters said the CBO was unable to formally account for all the anticipated savings and additional income and cover the cost of these measures.

"We can make this happen the easy way or the hard way," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at the opening of Saturday's session.

Senators have met for the second weekend in a row to work on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is the first of two Biden infrastructure packages. 

At the end of the vote, the next item on Senator Biden's agenda is a draft budget for a $ 3.5 trillion plan for child and elderly care and other programs that represent a more biased plan and possibly only get Democratic support. 

Schumer has promised to keep the senators in session until they repeal the bilateral bill and take a preliminary vote on the next major plan.

Vice President Kamala Harris came to Capitol Hill to attend meetings on bilateral initiatives, which Biden said could be a "historic investment" in the construction of the Transcontinental Railway or Interstate Highway system. Kari "will offer.

Exceeding the 60-vote mark is a sign that a weak alliance between Republicans and Democrats for a public works package could remain. At least 10 Republicans had to join all Democrats to pass the delaying tactic - and finally, 18 Republican senators voted to move the package forward.

So far, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has allowed the bill to move forward. His vote for it has been closely watched. "This is an agreement," he said before the vote.

Some Republican senators are trying to delay the rolling ballot program in hopes of slowing or stopping what appears to be a move by Democrats to meet the president's infrastructure goals.

Senator Bill Hagerty, a Republican from Tennessee and an ally of former President Donald Trump - who was the former president's ambassador to Japan - was among those who spearheaded the effort to get the Senate to take as long as necessary to debate and make amendments to the bill.