Schumer Calls for Passage of Infrastructure Bill By End of OctoberEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

After infighting again delayed votes on the Democratic budget and bipartisan infrastructure bills, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has set a new deadline goal: the end of October, when federal highway funding will run out. Oct. 1 was the original deadline for highway funding. Both chambers of Congress quickly responded, with both the House and Senate passing a stopgap to continue funding for highways until the end of October. Leaders in the Democratic Congress originally believed that they would have the Senate-passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which extends highway funding for five years, on the president’s desk and signed before the Oct. 1 deadline. However, that deadline came and passed with no vote due to continued divisions between moderate expectations and progressive demands. ‘Everybody Is Frustrated’ Initially, the bill, which passed the Senate with 69 votes in August, was set for a vote in early September. However, Democratic infighting …Read More

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