Bipartisan infrastructure plan could get another chance after Senate setback
- The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan failed in a Senate test vote, but it could get another chance to move forward as soon as Monday.
- If the proposal fizzles out, Democrats will have to consider whether to pair it with their $3.5 trillion plan to expand the social safety net.
- President Joe Biden sees infrastructure, climate change and child care as his top legislative priorities, viewing them as critical to boosting the economy.
A failed Senate test vote dealt a blow to the bipartisan infrastructure framework, but the plan could have a chance to move forward again as soon as Monday.
The Republicans working to craft the $1.2 trillion proposal voted Wednesday against advancing it as they draft final legislation. Despite the setback, the 22 Democratic and GOP senators drawing up the plan said they hope to release and push ahead with a bill "in the coming days."
The vote leaves President Joe Biden's top legislative priority in flux. If the bipartisan deal to revamp transportation, broadband and utilities falls apart, Democrats will have to consider whether …
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