The Associated Press reports:
After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority.
Despite the hurry-up-and-wait during a rare weekend session, emotions bubbled over once the bill was produced Sunday night. The final product was not intended to stray from the broad outline senators had negotiated for weeks with the White House.
“We haven’t done a large, bipartisan bill of this nature in a long time,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. He said a final vote could be held “in a matter of days.”
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BREAKING: Senators have unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the 2,700-page bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. https://t.co/caGTqz8B01
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 2, 2021
Apparently it’s easier to get a bipartisan infrastructure deal done if the president is regularly communicating about the negotiations instead of livetweeting Fox News. https://t.co/Hqtnc4Ajfx pic.twitter.com/2cM0qitOLo
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) August 2, 2021
SCHUMER has now put the finalized 2702 page text of the bipartisan infrastructure deal before the Senate
— Erik Wasson (@elwasson) August 2, 2021
You don’t have to make that infrastructure week joke
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) August 2, 2021
#BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) celebrates as a bipartisan group of Senators finalize the details of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. pic.twitter.com/o3BYkIG4Nn
— Forbes (@Forbes) August 2, 2021