US Senate passes massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

The Senate has passed President Joe Biden’s massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, marking a significant victory for moderates Republicans and Democrats.

Senators voted 69-30 on the bill, which was put forward by a bipartisan group of senators, lead by Arizona Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Rob Portman from Ohio

Nineteen Republican senators voted along with all Democrats to pass the bill

The legislation includes $550 billion in new federal spending over five years.

The fresh investment includes $110 billion in funding toward roads, bridges and major projects and $66 billion in passenger and freight rail.

The bill faces an uncertain future in the House, where progressive Democrats have vowed not to pass the bill unless the Senate passes another, more expansive, infrastructure bill geared towards "human investment" such as free community college and pre-K.