Por Humeyra Cotton
WASHINGTON, Sep 26 (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set a vote on Thursday on a $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill that the nation’s two major parties support. and expressed his confidence that it will be approved.
The debate on the law, which was approved by the Senate with the support of Democrats and Republicans on August 10 and that would help finance projects to build roads, bridges, airports, schools and others, will begin on Monday.
Pelosi has yet to set a date to bring a larger, $ 3.5 trillion, welfare and climate bill – the cost of which has divided her fellow Democrats – to plenary, and said it is still being negotiated. .
He added that it is “obvious” that this spending bill could be downsized.
“We are now working together with the Senate and the White House on changes to this landmark legislation,” he added.
Both measures are key to Democratic President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.
“Tomorrow, September 27, we will begin debating the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework in the House of Representatives and will vote on it on Thursday, September 30, the day the surface transportation authorization expires,” Pelosi said in a letter to Democrats that it was posted by his office.
Earlier on Sunday, Pelosi said she would not put the infrastructure bill to a vote until she was sure it would pass, but expressed confidence in its capabilities.
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