US House of Representatives approves trillion dollar infrastructure bill

The US Congress finally approved Friday evening a huge investment plan worth $ 1.2 trillion put forward by President Joe Biden to modernize the country’s aging infrastructure.

The bill, which the House of Representatives passed yesterday evening with a comfortable majority after ten Republicans joined the Democratic majority in its support, was approved by the Senate in August, which means that all he needs now is Biden’s signature to enter into force.

But this grand victory for Biden, as big as it is, is still lacking because the House of Representatives has not yet passed another huge plan that the president has put forward for social and climate investment.

The bill needed 218 votes to pass this massive plan to modernize roads and bridges and develop high-speed Internet, which is considered one of the most ambitious investment plans in modern American history. In the end, the bill was approved by a majority of 228 deputies to 206.

On Friday morning, Biden appealed to the House of Representatives to approve both plans. “I am asking every member of the House of Representatives to vote ‘yes’ on these two plans, now,” he said.about:blank

But the representatives were satisfied with giving the Democratic president half a victory, as they postponed the vote on his second investment plan, which is larger than the first, with a value of 1.75 trillion dollars, and aimed at reforming the social protection system and combating global warming.

Biden desperately needs to approve both plans to give his term a boost in light of his waning popularity and the resounding defeat his party suffered in this week’s Virginia gubernatorial election.

Source: AFP

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