After a 228 to 206 House vote in favor of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, President Biden is expected to sign the long-awaited package into law. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will fund a wide range of civil construction projects across the country.
The bill which had been stymied by infighting between progressive and moderate Democrats finally came to a resolution on Friday with six democratic holdouts voting against it. Thirteen House Republicans supported the passage of the bill.
The IIJA incorporates $550 billion in spending, for roads, bridges, airports, and rail networks.
"It is a great day for the nation as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, fulfilling President Biden's vision with a historic piece of legislation that will have monumental impacts on the economy, public safety, global competitiveness, and each American's well-being," said American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) President Dennis Truax.
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