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Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

Aug. 03, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms...

$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

Aug. 02, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Monday, promising that Democrats would work with Republicans to put together amendments for consideration this week. GOP senators cautioned that...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 02, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

Youngstown Vindicator. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Prosecution of individuals is biggest warning A “stern warning” to other corporations and corporate executives is one of the things an FBI official said the federal agency hoped to achieve with the...

It's in - and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill

Aug. 01, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Sunday night, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. ...

Schumer: Senators will 'get the job done' on infrastructure

Jul. 31, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to produce the final text of a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, the Senate wrapped up a rare Saturday session making little visible progress on the legislative package, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed the work would get done. ...

$1 trillion infrastructure plan clears another Senate hurdle

Jul. 30, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate further advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan Friday with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to amend it. Senate...

As Biden's infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?

Jul. 30, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there’s just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes? Seventeen GOP senators joined all Democrats in voting this week to start the...

As Biden's infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?

Jul. 30, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there’s just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes? Seventeen GOP senators joined all Democrats in voting this week to start the...

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

Jul. 29, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provisions of the package that’s key to President Joe...

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

Jul. 28, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provisions of the package that’s key to...