House Democrats, joined from 13 Republicans, pass $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill

After the marathon behind- the negotiations on the scenes and on solicitation of President Joe Biden, House lawmakers approved the $ 1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. This leaves in suspended his “Build Back Better” account.

The bill passed to Chamber 228-206, with 13 Republican sides with 215 Democrats in vote for the bill. Six progressive Democrats – representing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib – opposed the legislation.

Biden has reportedly been actively involved in drumming up votes for the bill. The president canceled his planned trip in Delaware to stay in Washington and personally phoned the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) meeting on Friday night, asking its members to support the infrastructure package.

Several hours before vote took place, CNN’s principal congressional correspondent Manu Raju reported that about 20 progressives still were against the bill. The group, headed by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington), in previously said they couldn’t support the bill without even addressing their proposals in education, health care and climate change. After in the night in which Jayapal voted for “Yes” on the infrastructure bill. “Tonight we have an agreement that will complete both accounts”, he said, referring to Biden’s assurances that his spending Build Back Better package it would pass by next few weeks.

In run-up to the vote, Biden released a statement, saying it was “Confident that during the week of November 15, the Chamber will do so pass the Build Back Better Act, “ while you call on lawmakers to close ranks e support the bill.

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