The vote to go ahead with the legislation that stacks almost 3 feet high in one sided paper was voted 67 to 27 by Senators of both parties .
That’s seven votes above the Senate requirement for 60 votes on major legislation….
This sends the bill back over to the US House which must approve it….
House leader Pelosi wants NO approval unless a reconciliation budget is ALSO passed by House Democrats….
Republican leader McConnell does NOT ….
This vote IS another step against Trump’s wishes….
Even McConnell is for this Infrastructure Bill itself….
Such an agreement appeared to be in doubt by Saturday afternoon, as lawmakers continued to spar over a series of potential tweaks to the bill. Despite days of talks, Democrats and Republicans still have failed to agree on a final list of amendments that might appease both sides and allow them to move a step closer to passage…..
Some of these same GOP lawmakers had voted earlier in the debate against proceeding to the bill. The chamber forged ahead anyway on a bipartisan basis, meaning their criticisms now threaten only to delay, not scuttle, the Senate’s infrastructure ambitions.