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  1. #1
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    Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Passes Senate

    Big vote as 17 Republicans join the 50 Democrats in passing the infrastructure bipartisan infrastructure bill.

    The bill contains.

    $100 Billion on Roads/Bridges
    $73 Billion for power infrastructure and clean energy
    $66 Billion for Amtrack/Railroads
    $39 Billion Modernizing Transit
    $10 Billion for Transportation safety
    $8 Billion for Electric Vehicle chargers

    Some stuff definitely missing from the bill, and we'll see if the Dems are able to get more through during budget reconciliation.

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    Seems like Sinema threw a big wrench in what we'll be able to get through reconciliation today.


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    This is good. But the goal isn’t complete until the adjacent bill passes through reconciliation.

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    How big is the entire bill? I'm just curious.
    As one whose town needs some infrastructure help, I am interested in how to apply for some of these funds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catman View Post
    How big is the entire bill? I'm just curious.
    As one whose town needs some infrastructure help, I am interested in how to apply for some of these funds.
    From what I’ve read, the compromise bill is about $550 billion in total.

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    It looks like a reasonable bill to me.

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    When I was mayor, I was told by representatives from both parties that the funds were not available for my area. Not sure why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    This is good. But the goal isn’t complete until the adjacent bill passes through reconciliation.
    I agree, definitely need to get a lot more passed during reconciliation, but nonetheless all this stuff is positive.

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