Infrastructure Bill Blocked by Senate Republicans

$478B Infrastructure Bill Blocked by Senate GOP

It was another clear reminder of just how far apart the two parties are on any number of issues – including how to finance infrastructure spending. Senate Republicans defeated a Democratic amendment to the proposed 2016 budget on Tuesday.

The federal Highway Trust Fund is nearly depleted. State governments dependent on federal aid for new highway, bridge and mass transit projects are preparing for a new construction season with no idea how much they can count on for ongoing or new projects.

Senate Republicans defeated a Democratic amendment to the proposed 2016 budget on Tuesday. The amendment called for $478 billion over a six years but without increasing the deficit. The amendment went down 52 to 45 along party lines.

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