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US Senate Kicks Off $1 Trillion ‘Infrastructure Week,’ Potential Passage Thursday

“Infrastructure Week” finally arrived inside the Beltway, at least in the U.S. Senate.


This week, the upper chamber, led by Democrats, is scheduled to consider amendments and potentially hold a vote Aug. 5 on passage of a $1 trillion infrastructure policy package, which would provide about $550 billion in new funding for transportation programs.


The legislation, crafted by a bipartisan group of senators, including Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Ohio’s Rob Portman (R), aims to modernize connectivity networks, upgrade drinking water systems, expand electric vehicle charging stations nationwide and increase rural access to broadband internet.