Congress votes to keep government open as infrastructure vote delayed

Jan 16, 2022

House skips vote on infrastructure bill as Congress kicks the can on funding

The U.S. House of Representatives set out to vote on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Thursday, but the vote never materialized as Democratic leadership of the House lost confidence that the bill would pass due to infighting with the progressive wing of the party. It also appears that it will be an uphill challenge for the vote to materialize on Friday. 

As of 3 pm eastern time on Monday, no such vote has come up in the House. 

Initially on Thursday, Rep John Katko (D-New York) broke with fellow House Republicans to call for a vote on the bill, for which the American Trucking Associations applauded him. The bill passed the Senate last month with strong bipartisan support and a 69-30 vote.

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Posted by: Pat Monks