$1T Infrastructure Bill Passes Senate Vote
August 11, 2021—The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a $1 trillion spending package after weeks of debate and scrutiny.
The bill, which includes a provision to significantly upgrade the country's EV charging network, passed with a 69-30 vote according to the Associated Press. Nineteen Republicans voted for passage of the bill, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The bill proposes nearly $550 billion in new spending over five years and covers everything from highway upgrades to EVs and broadband. Rob Portman, an Ohio senator and lead Republican negotiator, said the vote“demonstrates to the American people that we can get our act together on a bipartisan basis to get something done.”