GOP Blocks Infrastructure Debate

Senate Republicans on Wednesday mounted a filibuster against a motion to debatenearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill that President Biden brokered with a bipartisan group of senators, dealing a setback for efforts to fund new roads, bridges and broadband improvements. The procedural vote in the Senate needed 60 votes to succeed but fell short at 49, with Republicans complaining Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., rushed to a vote on a bill that wasn’t quite ready. 

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