Congress passes infrastructure bill ending stand-off

14:29, 06 November 2021
Congress passes infrastructure bill ending stand-off Photo: pixabay.com

The American Congress has finally passed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill which was the most discussed topic between the Democrats and the Republicans.

For a long while the parties were not able to reach an agreement on the amount of spending that must be included in the bill.

The voting on the bill ended with a result of 228 for and 206 against.

Now the bill only remains to be signed by the American President Joe Biden.

"Tonight, we took a monumental step forward as a nation. Generations from now, people will look back and know this is when America won the economic competition for the 21st Century," he said in a statement.

The bill focuses on modernizing infrastructure in the US and covers the recovery and upgrade of bridges, roads and aims to fund high speed internet as well as charging stations for electric vehicles across the US.

To date the bill remains the largest federal investment in the US and the largest spending of the US safety net in 50 years.

The bill was changed several times to reach support from the Republicans.