$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Reaches Senate
August 3, 2021—After months of bipartisan deliberation, the $1 trillion infrastructure package formally known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act reached the senate floor for debate.
The first stage in President Joe Biden's plan for infrastructure improvement, the bill calls for $550 billion in new spending on roads, bridges and the electrical grid among other areas, according to the Associated Press. Included in the funding is a provision to install thousands of electric vehicle charging stations across the country.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has said a final vote on the bill could be held "in a matter of days" according to the report, though Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) warned against making "any artificial timetable" while describing the nearly 2,700-page document a "good and important jumping off point" for discussion.