Senate may work into August to pass infrastructure plan

Democrats are trying to pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan and a broader bill to address child care and climate change in the coming weeks.
Article Fri, Jul 09, 2021
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Democrats are trying to pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan and a broader bill to address child care and climate change in the coming weeks.

  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said his chamber may work into August to pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan and a budget resolution that would allow his party to approve a bill to address child care and climate change.
  • Lawmakers have not yet turned a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework, agreed to by President Joe Biden and senators, into legislation.
  • As Democrats try to balance competing interests within their party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she will not take up either proposal until the Senate passes both.