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House approves $715 billion transportation, water bill


The Capitol is seen in Washington, Thursday, July 1, 2021, as lawmakers leave for the Independence Day recess. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-led House approved a sizable $715 billion transportation bill Thursday, a potential investment in roads, rail, public transit and water over five years that could serve as a marker in the negotiations over a bipartisan infrastructure package.

The bill passed largely along party lines by a vote of 221-201. Just two Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the package.

President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators have already agreed to a blueprint for a new infrastructure package, but it has not yet been turned into legislation. House Democrats will be pushing to include many of their bill's provisions when Congress negotiates the broader bipartisan product this summer.


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