If the U.S. Senate votes this week on the insane, so-called bipartisan “infrastructure” bill, it would be completely impossible for any lawmaker to read it before voting.
The draft of the bill was obtained by conservative reporters from Senate sources not allowed to share it, and reveals the plan is 2,701 pages long.
The text, which we are publishing here so that Americans can see what Congress is doing behind closed doors, shows the plan is more expansive than Republican senators, who supported advancing it before the text even existing, led conservatives to believe.
Infrastructure Bill Text
Here is a photo of the completed 2,700-page long bill printed out:
What’s taking so long? Romney told me that they are correcting all the “its and ats.”
Schumer was supposed to come to the floor around 2:15 with what was expected to be the final update. We are still waiting. https://t.co/Rrbk3KZIdP
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) August 1, 2021
he alleged bipartisan bill has many measures that are said to revitalize America’s roads, bridges, and highways, as well as global warming funds, including money for “zero-emission vehicles.”
Notably, the bill has a large giveaway for an “Alaskan Highway” that would likely help Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK).
The legislation also has funding for “high priority corridors,” including North Carolina’s route 421.
The provision seems to help Republican Senator Thom Tillis (NC) and Republican Richard Burr’s (NC) home state. Tillis and Burr were lead GOP negotiators on the drafting of the bill.
The bill also demands the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to do a study on the increased unemployment benefits that came from the Dems’ $1.9 trillion covid aid bill, also called the American Rescue Plan.
The measure also demands the Secretary of Energy to perform a study on the extended job losses and impacts from the Biden White House’s cancellation of the Keystone pipeline.
Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) said the infrastructure bill would be finished “in a matter of days.” Now that the Senate pushed the legislative vehicle for the bill, they can focus this upcoming week on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan measure.
Democrat House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said he anticipated the August recess to be short so the House can then come back to work on the infrastructure bill.
Author: Steven Sinclaire