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U.S. Congress passes $1tn infrastructure bill, ending standoff

Narrow 228-to-206 vote seen as substantial win for President Joe Biden

The spending bill passed by the House of Representatives puts the Biden administration in charge of the biggest upgrade of U.S. roads, railways and other infrastructure in a generation.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- After a daylong standoff, Democrats set aside divisions between progressives and centrists to pass a $1 trillion package of highway, broadband and other infrastructure improvements, sending it on to President Joe Biden to sign into law.

The 228-to-206 vote is a substantial triumph for Biden's Democrats, who have bickered for months over the ambitious spending bills that make up the bulk of his domestic agenda.

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