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19 GOP senators join Democrats to pass bipartisan infrastructure bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed the long-anticipated $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.

After several weeks of arduous negotiations between the parties, the final 69-30 vote was actually quite definitive, with 19 Republican senators joining their Democratic colleagues in support of the package.

The deal isn't out of the woods and floating merrily toward President Biden's desk just yet, though. It will first head to the House, where Democrats have the votes to pass it quickly, but some have signaled they're prepared to hold it up until the party's $3.5 trillion budget resolution — which some moderate Democrats are wary of — is passed via reconciliation in the Senate.