The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill passed on Friday after a lengthy and difficult negotiation process on Capitol Hill. Although not all Massachusetts House members voted in its favor, it was approved.
“For many months, my progressive colleagues have been working with me… “It was obvious from the beginning that any vote regarding the Narrow Roads & Bridges Act had to be held simultaneously with the vote on The “Rebuild Better” Act, which invests in us.
Presley stated that the agreement to merge the smaller bill on infrastructure with the larger bill was not completed. This included some of President Biden’s most ambitious campaign plans. Presley continued to #HoldTheLine, as she and other progressives had tweeted, and voted against this bill. Five other progressives voted against the bill, including Representative Alexander Ocasio Cortez who is part of the “squad.”
The bill was passed by all other members of the Massachusetts U.S. House of Representatives. They were all Democrats. Final vote was 228 votes to 262. 13 Republicans voted for the bill to be passed by the majority of Democrats, while 6 Democrats opposed it.
Although Rep. Richard Neal (D-Springfield) voted for the infrastructure bill, the chairman of the fundraising committee stated in a statement that “basic workplace support such as childcare, paid family and sick leave”, All parts of the reconstruction plan, the Better Act, are as important as the Infrastructure Act.
Many members of the Massachusetts delegation supported the argument, including Rep. Lori Trahan (D-Lowell) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Worcester). McGovern said that the “Rebuild Better” Act was similar to the “New Deal,” which was a Roosevelt-era program that brought about comprehensive reforms.
Shortly after the vote, the newest members of the delegation, Rep. Jake Auchincloss and D-Newton, posted a short video on Twitter in which he touted “historical investments in clean energy and clean water, and significant contributions to high-speed internet. Upgrade This country and the historic and transformative commitment made in the Infrastructure Act to improve public transport throughout the country. He said that the House of Representatives passed an agreement to let them vote on another bill prior to Thanksgiving.
This guaranteeBiden personally contributed to the statement that if the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s estimates show that it will not affect the budget deficit, the more moderate Democrats who oppose the broader social spending bill will vote for the bill.
Trahan outlined some of the benefits the Infrastructure Act will bring to Massachusetts. These include $4.2 billion for road improvements and $1.1 million for bridge replacement and repair. A minimum of $1.1 billion will be allocated to water infrastructure in the Gulf State and $2.5 million in public transportation.
In a statement, she stated that “This legislation will provide investment necessary to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.” She did not say “Band-Aid”.
Catherine Clark D. Melrose, Assistant Speaker, pointed out that the Infrastructure Act will create 2 million jobs annually over the next ten year. This includes “union work”, green jobs and, most importantly, high-paying positions. You can say.
The Senate passed the bill in August. It will now be delivered on Biden’s desk. He is expected to sign it.