By Humberto Sanchez/The Nevada Independent
Nevada would receive $2.5 billion for highways, $225 million to repair and replace bridges and $462 million for transit under the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill approved by the U.S. Senate Tuesday, according to a White House analysis of the spending
The bill, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed 69 to 30, with 19 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats.
That vote echoed the tally of the vote Sunday night to limit debate, which was approved 68 to 29, easily clearing the 60 vote threshold to bring the measure to a final vote.
Both Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), one of the 22 senators—11 Democrats and 11 Republicans—who drafted the bill, and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) praised the measure.
“I’m proud to see that our bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has passed the United States Senate,” Rosen said in a release. “This comprehensive and critical legislation will allow us to make historic investments in our communities through infrastructure.”
Cortez Masto said that the measure “will create good union jobs all across Nevada by making historic investments in Nevada’s economy – from transportation and infrastructure to broadband.”
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