August 9, 2021

By Richard Cowan and Arshad Mohammed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate moved a step closer on Sunday to passing a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill by giving its blessing to the details of the largest U.S. investment in roads and bridges in decades.

In a 69-28 vote, the Senate moved to support the provisions of a compromise that was the result of painstaking talks by a group of Republicans and Democrats.

The Senate was also expected to vote to limit debate on the overall bill, which, if approved, could put it on track for a vote on passage sometime Monday or Tuesday, and, in turn, send it to the House of Representatives.

The legislation https://www.reuters.com/world/us/whats-us-senates-bipartisan-1-trillion-infrastructure-bill-2021-08-03 is a top priority for Democratic President Joe Biden. Its passage, which remains likely after a large majority has repeatedly voted to advance it, would be a major victory for him and the bipartisan lawmakers who crafted it.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Additional reporting by Makini Brice, Ted Hesson, Chris Prentice, David Morgan and Susan Heavey; Writing by Richard Cowan and Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Scott Malone, Alistair Bell and Peter Cooney)