Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

Some Democrats Signal Opposition to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

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Some progressive House Democrats and 30 members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are indicating opposition to the Senate’s negotiations of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and 30 Democratic members of the committee sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Wednesday to urge them to allow House Members to include provisions from the INVEST in America Act in any smaller bicameral infrastructure legislation. The House passed the INVEST in America Act earlier this month by a bipartisan vote. “The INVEST in America Act delivers meaningful, transformational policy solutions,” the Members wrote. “For the first time, the bill provides resources for states and communities to tackle transportation greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of U.S. carbon pollution, and to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis that are occurring …

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