U.S. House of Representatives Advances Biden's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill; Nancy Pelosi Explains
WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate revealed it had voted to pass President Joe Biden’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure bill, leaving many members of the agricultural industry hopeful for impending solutions to ongoing challenges. Now, as the bill has been passed to the U.S. House of Representatives for approval, the members have announced that they have agreed to vote on the package by September 27.
"Passing an infrastructure bill is always exciting for what it means in terms of jobs and commerce in our country," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Now more than ever, it also has to be a part of protecting our environment."
The announcement came after the House voted 220–212 to approve a $3.5 trillion budget framework to advance plans to expand childcare and other social programs, with the infrastructure bill taking top priority for many members. According to reporting from Reuters, Pelosi said that her chamber will work alongside the Senate to solidify details of the larger $3.5 trillion budget.
With issues such as drought and wildfires continuing to plague many Western growing regions, the water provisions created by the bill could be of immense aid. Likewise, as labor and economic troubles remain present, the proposed infrastructure package could help benefit workers and the U.S.’s economic recovery following the pandemic.
As more news becomes available regarding this proposed bill, AndNowUKnow will keep you up to date with the latest information.