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Democrats Send $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill to House Floor

June 30, 2020, 1:28 AM

The House Rules Committee on Monday approved for floor consideration several energy and environment amendments to the $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, including those related to strengthening the clean energy sector, reducing vehicle emissions, and boosting resources for environmental justice communities.

The panel voted 8-4 for a structured rule for the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) that included 171 amendments for debate, most of them grouped “en bloc.” That means many of them won’t receive individual votes.

The GOP-controlled Senate is unlikely to take up the legislation, which congressional Republicans also have dismissed as a Green New Deal wish...

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