Minnesota's senators vote for $1 trillion infrastructure bill
Minnesota would get billions for its major projects under $1T bill
August 11, 2021
Both of Minnesota's senators, Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, voted for the $1 trillion infrastructure plan that passed the Senate on Tuesday, hailing its bipartisan backing.
"There were a lot of disagreements about not just the top line money, but how the money should be spent," Klobuchar. "And so it was on life support a few times, but we never gave up."
Smith called it "once in a generation" legislation that would shore up aging bridges, repair roads and add to public transit. In Minnesota, the bill "is going to clear out a long and deep backlog of projects," she said.