BBC News– Nov 6, 2021
The US Congress has passed a landmark $1tn (£741bn) infrastructure spending package, delivering a major domestic win to President Joe Biden.
Negotiations over the sweeping public works bill – which passed the House of Representatives with 228-206 vote – created a bitter split among Democrats.
Meanwhile the House is moving forward with a more ambitious social spending bill favoured by liberal lawmakers.
The infrastructure package now heads to Mr Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
Billed as a “once-in-a-generation” spending measure, the infrastructure legislation proposes $550bn in new federal expenditure, over the next eight years, to upgrade highways, roads and bridges, and to modernise city transit systems and passenger rail networks.