November 6, 2021
House clears Senate's Bipartisan Infrastructure bill, 228-206
Democratic factions agree to vote on budget reconciliation bill by week of November 15
By a vote of 228-206, the House on November 5 approved the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (HR 3684), sending the bill to President Biden for his signature and clearing the way for about $550 billion in new spending on highway and other projects. Combined with routine infrastructure spending, the bill also reauthorizes surface transportation programs that Congress had extended through December 3 — the measure secures about $1.2 trillion in funding over five years. The Senate passed HR 3684 by a vote of 69-30 in early August.
Groups of progressive and moderate Democrats reached an agreement for the House to vote on the budget reconciliation bill no later than the week of November 15. Six Democrats voted against the infrastructure bill, while 13 Republicans supported it. The Democrats voting against HR 3684 were Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (MN), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Cori Bush (MO), Jamaal Bowman (NY) and Ayanna Pressley (MA).
Attached below, please see "Bipartisan Infrastructure bill heads to President." This is a high-level summary of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
After days of false starts and intraparty disputes surrounding the larger reconciliation bill, the Build Back Better Act, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, late Friday night said progressives had reached an agreement with a group of Democratic moderates on consideration of the bill.
Bipartisan Infrastructure bill heads to President