What’s In the Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement?
A group of bipartisan senators have announced a major breakthrough in formulating a compromise on an infrastructure bill, which has so far proved elusive. Here’s what it involves:
The bill would invest $73 billion in the nation’s power structure, to build thousands of miles of new power lines and expand renewable energy. It would provide $55 billion to upgrade water infrastructure, replacing lead service lines and pipes so that communities have access to clean drinking water.
President Joe Biden and the 50-50 divided U.S. Senate are now on the cusp of their first real bipartisan achievement — $550 billion in new spending on roads, rail, transit and other hard infrastructure.
“Of course, neither side got everything they wanted in this deal,” Biden said. “But that’s what it means to compromise and forge consensus – the heart of democracy.”
[.] Not many issues unite Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill like crumbling roads, airports and transit systems back home.