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Test vote on Biden's bipartisan infrastructure bill fails Senate amid GOP objections


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Legislation needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and proceed to the roughly $1 trillion bill

Marisa Schultz

July 21 2021

Senate Republicans on Wednesday mounted a filibuster against a motion to debate a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill that President Biden brokered with a bipartisan group of senators, dealing a setback for efforts to fund new roads, bridges and broadband improvements. 

 

The procedural vote in the Senate needed 60 votes to succeed but fell short at 49, with Republicans complaining Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., rushed to a vote on a bill that wasn't quite ready. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the test vote a "stunt" earlier Wednesday and correctly predicted it would "fail."

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