Minnesota's senators vote for $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Minnesota would get billions for its major projects under $1T bill


August 11, 2021

New York Times

Sen. Amy Klobuchar with President Joe Biden in July. Klobuchar and Sen. Tina Smith both expect the House to agree to the Senate bill and get it to Biden for his signature.

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.



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