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House to Pass $1.5T Infrastructure Bill. What's Next?



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The House is expected to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill this week that prioritizes climate change and clean energy, but the measure faces a rocky road ahead, given Republican opposition and no clear method of paying for it.
The “Moving Forward Act,” H.R. 2, is one of three pieces of major legislation on the chamber’s agenda this week, along with measures to expand the Affordable Care Act and address the nation’s housing needs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
H.R. 2 is expected to see floor debate after the Rules Committee meets today to consider more than 300 amendments, including proposals related to clean energy and clean water.
The “Moving Forward Act” is essentially a grab bag of Democratic ideas for modernizing the country’s aging infrastructure while combating climate change and creating good-paying jobs.
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