Five-Year $579B Federal Infrastructure Plan Strikes Bipartisan Deal in Senate

A 10-member group of Democratic and Republican senators — five Republicans and five Democrats presented their agreement to President Biden on Thursday, June 24, 2021 for a five-year $579 billion infrastructure plan. The agreement marks a significant step forward in the effort to put together a package of infrastructure spending that can draw enough votes from both parties to get through Congress. However, the deal is not expected to be considered by the House without the broader package of legislation, which “Democrats will attempt to pass using the so-called budget reconciliation procedure that avoids a Republican filibuster in the Senate.”