Sumary of Republicans block US infra plan:
- : The US Senate stumbled on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) in the first test for a long-sought bipartisan infrastructure package as Republicans blocked the trillion-dollar measure’s advancement but lawmakers suggested a compromise deal was on the horizon.
- With Republican senators in the 50-50 chamber uniting to oppose the package moving forward in a key procedural vote, Democrats were well short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster and formally begin debate on the plan.
- ” “We will continue working hard to ensure we get this critical legislation right – and are optimistic that we will finalize, and be prepared to advance, this historic bipartisan proposal.
- Traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday for a CNN town hall interview, Biden made a point of nudging Republicans on their informal agreement, reminding them that “I come from a tradition in the Senate, you shake your hand, that’s it.