Infrastructure Bill Sent to President’s Desk

President Biden said he will sign it “soon.” 

In a 228-206 vote late Friday, the House voted to pass the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that pours billions of dollars into roads, bridges, water systems, transit, and broadband. The long-awaited House vote on the bill, which passed the Senate in August, has been sent to President Biden for his signature. 

The president has not yet signed the legislation. Some speculate he is holding up his signature until he can garner key members of Congress for a bill-signing photo opportunity. Congress will not be back in session until the week of November 15. 

However, others speculate that he is holding off signing the bipartisan legislation until passage of the Build Back Better Act, still under consideration by the Congress. While the House did not vote on the Build Back Better Act last week, they did agree on rules that will allow the bill to get a separate vote later this month. Many in the majority wanted both bills to come out of Congress together. 

While some wait for the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the impact of the act on the federal deficit, the package continues to face strong headwinds in the Senate. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they are away from Washington this week. 
  • For House of Representative members awaiting the Congressional Budget Office information and others in the Senate looking for answers on items in the Build Back Better Act. 

Sources: Politico, New York Post 


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