Here’s what’s in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package
The Senate passed the bill in early August with bipartisan support, but it has yet to be approved by the House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pushing hard to get a vote on the bill as fast as possible, but some Democrats are refusing to pass it. Liberal Democrats want to make sure the rest of Biden’s agenda, including paid family leave, free preschool, expanded Medicare and green economy investments, also gets voted on. But some moderate Democrats are balking at the price tag of the separate $3.5 trillion bill. Even though the infrastructure bill is popular with the public, there’s a real chance it fails to pass the House if Democrats can’t sort out their differences.