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The House passed the "Infrastructure" bill. From FOX News:

Senate approves bipartisan $1T infrastructure plan in win for Biden
The Senate on Tuesday passed a major $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill in a significant show of bipartisan force that marked a big step forward for President Biden's domestic agenda.

The vote was 69-30, with 19 Republicans – including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – joining all Democrats to approve major investments to the nation's roads, bridges, railways and more. To mark the achievement, Vice President Kamala Harris came to the Capitol to preside over the Senate and announced the successful vote.

"Big news, folks," Biden tweeted immediately after the victory. "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal has officially passed the Senate. I hope Congress will send it to my desk as soon as possible so we can continue our work of building back better."

Who pays for this? Us.  Who benefits? Fringe groups, activists.
The actual infrastructure gets about 6% of the total bill expenditures - the rest is pork.

Let us hope that the Senate shows some backbone.

And, in the same vein - President Trump weighs in - Daily Caller:

‘Most Overrated Man In Politics’ — Trump Rips McConnell For Allowing Infrastructure Bill To Pass
Former President Donald Trump ripped Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday before the Senate is set to vote on infrastructure legislation, calling him “the most overrated man in politics.”

Trump released a statement from the Save America PAC before the vote, saying McConnell should have never allowed the bipartisan infrastructure bill to pass the Senate and warning of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released Monday. The budget resolution focuses on addressing climate change, health care, immigration and more.

“Nobody will ever understand why Mitch McConnell allowed this non-infrastructure bill to be passed. He has given up all of his leverage for the big whopper of a bill that will follow. I have quietly said for years that Mitch McConnell is the most overrated man in politics—now I don’t have to be quiet anymore,” Trump said in the statement.

“He is working so hard to give Biden a victory, now they’ll go for the big one, including the biggest tax increases in the history of our Country,” Trump added.

McConnell is a flaccid old-school politician who has not changed with the times.  He has been in office for 20 years too long.  Term limits are needed.  Really needed. All of our problems in DC have been in office for more than 12 years. 12 years is enough.

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