Infrastructure deal overcomes hurdle to advance in U.S. Senate

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters about the bipartisan infrastructure bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan infrastructure package of roughly $1 trillion received the 60 votes necessary to advance in the 100-seat U.S. Senate on Wednesday, passing a key milestone that moves the emerging legislation toward formal debate and possible passage.

Voting continued in the Democratic-held chamber.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell)