President Biden and House Democrats celebrated overnight after the passage of the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which ended weeks of deadlock amid infighting between the party’s moderates and progressives.
“Tonight, we took a monumental step forward as a nation,” Biden said in a statement issued by the White House early Saturday.
Biden, who has been urging Democrats to pass the signature item on his agenda, called the legislation a “once-in-a-generation investment in our people.”
But while the vote was a badly needed win for the Biden administration following a disappointing Election Night for the party earlier in the week, it was not unanimous: Six progressive Democrats voted against the bill.
Thirteen Republicans, however, crossed the aisle to help get the measure passed – drawing criticism from some of their GOP colleagues.
The Republicans who voted in favor of the bill were: Don Bacon of Nebraska, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Andrew Garbarino of New York, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, John Katko of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Nicole Malliotakis of New York, David McKinley of West Virginia, Tom Reed of New York, Chris Smith of New Jersey, Fred Upton of Michigan, Jeff van Drew of New Jersey and Don Young of Alaska.
The bill passed 228-206.
The bill will now head to President Biden’s desk for his signature. It had already passed the Senate in August by a vote of 69-30 with 19 Republicans offering their support, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The House also passed a procedural vote shortly after midnight to advance consideration of the Build Back Better Act.
The bipartisan infrastructure, which was passed in the dark of night, would also advance leftist priorities by:
Defines “gender identity” as a protected class.
Doles out “digital equity” grants partly based on racial or ethnic minority status.
State-mandated carbon reduction program
Contains funding for “zero-emission vehicles”
Addresses “over-the-road bus tolling equity”
Contains the word “equity” 64 times
Provides roughly $2.5 billion to help the U.S. government expand the border processing stations used by migrants from poor Central American nations and other regions around the world.
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