Senator Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) And Susan Collins (R-Maine) believe that a large infrastructure bill has enough support to pass the Senate, and Manchin will be in commerce by Thursday. He said the Senate should be “finished.”
Important reason: A group of bipartisan senators, including Manchin and Collins, have been negotiating for months, approaching their voluntary deadline to pass the bill before the August recess.
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“I can’t believe it when I see Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell voting for the same thing,” Manchin said in an optimistic view on CNN’s “Show.”
Collins said the text of the bill is likely to be shared on Sunday night, and Senators will begin “considering some amendments.”
Big picture: Senate Voted Last Wednesday, 67-32, a bipartisan $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure initiative was undertaken.
At the time of the vote, part of the bill was not written. Collins told Jake Tapper that “most of the text” was already shared with Senate offices and lawmakers.
Seventeen Republicans voted for the Democratic Party to advance the bill.
Dig deeper: Bipartisan group reaches agreement on $ 1.2 trillion “hard” infrastructure bill
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