CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Democrats have a new deadline to enact President Joe Biden’s economic agenda and pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill.
Lawmakers now say they will try and pass the infrastructure bill by the end of the month after a delay last week. The bill passed in the House back in August but progressive’s are holding out their support for the bill unless a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package is also passed.
The infrastructure bill is to help improve and modernize the nation’s aging roads and bridges. A vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill was set to take place last week as lawmakers continue to try to come up with a deal on Biden’s larger reconciliation package. Congressman Richard Neal working to get this bill passed.
“We are going to find an agreement I can assure you of that. He [Biden] is satisfied with the tax plan that I put out. This is too important not to get done.” Congressman Neal
A government shutdown has been averted after both the House and Senate voted last week in favor of a bill that will continue funding until December 3. The infrastructure bill would bring $8 billion in funding to Massachusetts and could benefit the East-West rail effort.