U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to meet with lawmakers this week as a group of Democrats and Republicans try to reach an agreement on an infrastructure plan that could actually make it through Congress with bipartisan support.
The Democrat-controlled Senate held a procedural vote Tuesday on an amended version of the “For the People Act”. But it failed to get enough Republicans to join with Democrats and clear the required 60-vote hurdle to move forward.
CGTN’s Nathan King has a report.
To discuss voting rights and infrastructure negotiations:
- Aaron Mate hosts “Pushback with Aaron Mate” on The Grayzone, an independent news site.
- Leonard Steinhorn is a political analyst and professor of communication and history at American University.
- Adolfo Franco is an attorney and Republican strategist.
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