U.S. Senate pushes ahead with $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters David Morgan and Makini Brice Publishing date: Aug 02, 2021  •  18 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate will try to complete work this week on a $1 trillion infrastructure investment bill that would bring…

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Senate committee proposes big Pentagon funding boost

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s new defense authorization bill endorses a mammoth boost to an already epic defense budget, upping the bargaining power of defense hawks as lawmakers inch closer to setting fiscal 2022 appropriations levels. The committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act, approved in a 23-3 vote on Wednesday, would authorize $777.9…

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Senate appropriations earmark requests start rolling in

The Senate has officially kicked off its process for inserting “congressionally directed spending” into appropriations bills for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, with almost all Democrats but only 15 Republicans in that chamber participating thus far. The first batch of publicly disclosed earmark requests went live Friday, under Senate Appropriations Committee guidelines that members post…

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