Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, A $555 Billion Package To Benefit Every One, Is Introduced
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On late Sunday night, August 2, 2021, Senators have formally introduced the text of the bipartisan (based on a core group of 5 Democratic and 5 Republican senators) infrastructure bill, a $555 Billion package of 2700 pages, waiting to be passed. Senators are set to leave for August recess in a week, so both Democrats and Republicans hope to will have passed the bill before recess. If/when this bill passed the Senate, then it will go to the House. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already stated that Democrats want to make sure that investment in child care, elder care, health care, paid leave, rent assistance, and mitigation of climate change will be included in this infrastructure package.
NBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell breaks down what the bipartisan infrastructure deal will provide funding for as the Senate hopes to fast-track passing the legislation, in the video published on August 2, 2021, “What Does The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Provide Funding For?” below:
Infrastructure Bill Breakdown (Pending CBO Report Expected Today)
$110 Billion: Road, Bridges, and “Major Projects”
$66 Billion: Passenger Rail, Freight Rail
$11 Billion: Highway and Pedestrian Safety Programs
$39 Billion: Public Transit
$65 Billion: Broadband
$17 Billion: Ports and Waterways
$25 Billion: Airports
$55 Billion: Water Infrastructure & Clean Water
$73 Billion: Power and Grid
$46 Billion: Cybersecurity to Address Critical Infrastructure
$7.5 Billion: Low Carbon and Zero Emission School Buses and Ferries
$15 Billion: EV (from video below)
$21 Billion: Environmental Clean-Up (from video below)
Michele Nellenbach, Bipartisan Policy Center Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Kristin Myers to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the upcoming expiration of the eviction moratorium, in the video published on August 2, 2021, “Senate to push $1T bipartisan infrastructure bill to passage, here’s what it includes:“, below:
Every one will be benefitted by this huge infrastructure package.
NBC’s Sahil Kapur reports on the progress of the infrastructure bill moving through the U.S. Senate, in the video published on August 2, 2021, “Senate reveals infrastructure bill“, below:
In the video streamed live on August 2, 2021, “WATCH LIVE: Senate resumes infrastructure bill talks“, below:
The Senate is working overtime to finalize a bipartisan infrastructure bill that could define President Biden’s legacy. But House progressives say unless it’s paired with the multi-trillion-dollar reconciliation bill Biden hopes to pass in tandem, it could be dead in the water. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Chair of the House Progressive Caucus, tells Alicia Menendez what needs to happen in the days and weeks to come in order for the bill to gain the support of her and her colleagues, in the video published on August 1, 2021, “Will House Progressives Support The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill?” below:
This week, Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was also introduced by National Domestic Workers Alliance, and it is supported by President Biden and Vice President Harris, objectives listed below:
- Provides safe and healthy working conditions, meal and rest breaks
- Established new protections like written agreements, fair scheduling
- Allows paid overtime, paid sick days
- Creates a standards board composed of workers, employers, and government
President Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for non-traditional projects like the removal of some highways. What Democrats want for cities like Baltimore says a lot about the President’s goals in the next wave of development, in the video published on June 1, 2021, “Why Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Calls for Highway Teardowns | WSJ“, below:
CNBC’s Robert Frank explains how the new infrastructure bill cracks down on crypto tax evasion to raise $30 billion a year, in the video published on August 2, 2021, “Infrastructure bill would raise billions through crypto tax crackdown“, below:
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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