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Senate advances Biden's $1T infrastructure bill in rare Saturday session


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The procedural vote victory puts Biden's bill one step closer to final passage

Marisa Schultz

Aug. 7 2021

The Senate on Saturday convincingly advanced the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill in a key test vote to break the filibuster, putting the upper chamber one step closer to passing one of President Biden’s marquee spending priorities.


The vote was 67-27 during a rare weekend session when the House had already recessed until September for summer break. The legislation needed 60 votes to move forward and 18 Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined with Democrats to clear the bill past one more procedural hurdle. 

It was not immediately clear when the Senate would take a vote on final passage since there’s disagreement among Republicans and Democrats on how long the amendment process should last. But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, said the Senate will remain in session as long as it takes to pass the bill.

"We can get this done the easy way or the hard way," Schumer said Saturday. "In either case, the Senate will stay in session until we finish our work."





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