The US Congress has approved the Biden administration's infrastructure investment plan.
Although the approval of the social program was postponed, the lower house approved a budget of 2 1.2 trillion for works.
The lower house of the United States approved a 1. 1.2 trillion infrastructure plan promoted by President Joe Biden this Friday night after a dramatic day in the legislature over the struggle within the Democratic Party.
The plan was approved in the Senate in August and had been stuck in the Lower House for months. It was approved with 228 votes in favor and 206 against, so all it needs now is Biden's signature.
Although Democrats have a majority in the lower house, six of their congressmen, the most progressive, opposed the text, which required the support of 13 Republicans.
The disagreement between Democrats has its origin in a struggle between the two extremes of the party over the approval of its priorities.
The progressives demanded that this infrastructure law be put to the vote alongside Biden's social agenda, a package of 1.75 trillion after several cuts, which the president himself had committed, but the centrists refused.
This pulse has dragged on for months, with continuous pressure from the Democratic leadership, the White House, and Biden himself on both sectors to approve his plan.
Some analysts have attributed the chaos to the decline of the Democratic election in last Tuesday's election, where he lost to the governor of Virginia.
All these pressures made most of the progressive wing succumb this Friday and agree to approve the infrastructure plan only with the commitment of the centrists who will support the social program in the coming weeks.
The debate on this social package was scheduled to vote once the infrastructure plan was approved. In a statement, Biden himself "urged all members" of the House Democrats to support both bills "tonight."
The 1.2 trillion plan approved this Friday, which only contemplates about 550,000 million dollars in new spending, is substantially less than the initial package presented by Biden last March of 2.25 trillion dollars.
The package includes more than $ 110 billion to repair roads, bridges and highways, and $ 66 billion to promote passenger and freight rail.
This latest investment represents the most significant injection of funds into the country's rail network in half a century.
The bill also allocates 55 55,000 million to address water supply problems, including تبدیلی 65,000 million to replace all lead pipes and modernize the electrical network.
It also allocates billions of dollars to rehabilitate trenches, improve ports and airports, and increase broadband access.
The text of the legislation also focuses on the fight against the climate crisis and allocates 7. 7.5 billion to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations in the United States, one of Biden's priorities.
This section contributes 47,000 million dollars to respond to fires, droughts, coastal erosion, and heatwaves, among others. In total, this is the most significant investment in public works in the US in years.