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Senate blocks $60 billion infrastructure plan, another part of Obama jobs bill

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/04/2011

Rosalind S. Helderman

The Senate shot down another piece of President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill Thursday, as a stalemated Congress goes through the motions of attempting legislation to spur economic growth largely as a mechanism to allow each party to blame the other for the failure to act.

The chamber failed to advance a measure to spend $50 billion on highway, rail, transit and airport improvements and another $10 billion as seed money for an infrastructure bank designed to spark private investment in construction. The vote was 51 to 49 in favor, but the measure needed 60 votes to proceed to a full debate.

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"Senate blocks $60 billion infrastructure plan, another part of Obama jobs bill", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 29/11/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/senate-blocks-60-billion-infrastructure-plan-another-part-of-obama-jobs-bill