The Bipartisan Bill Enters The Amendment Process, Length TBD

August 3, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on August 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan group of senators finalized the legislative... WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on August 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan group of senators finalized the legislative text of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill over the weekend and will now move on to the amendments process this week. The legislation will fund projects for improvements to roads, bridges, dams, climate resiliency and broadband internet.(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 3, 2021

The bipartisan infrastructure bill is being amended. The first two amendments were approved on Monday night with wide support, but the amendment process could grow contentious if Republicans seek to drag it out.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s desire to begin work on Democrats’ reconciliation package hangs over the halting show of bipartisanship. The more time the amendment process takes, the less time will remain before the August recess for Democrats to move forward with the package that will contain much of their 2021 agenda.

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The bipartisan infrastructure bill is being amended. The first two amendments were approved on Monday night with wide support, but the amendment process could grow contentious if Republicans seek to drag it out.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s desire to begin work on Democrats’ reconciliation package hangs over the halting show of bipartisanship. The more time the amendment process takes, the less time will remain before the August recess for Democrats to move forward with the package that will contain much of their 2021 agenda.

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