NDP Chair Jane Kleeb praised the U.S. Senate’s passage Tuesday of the $1 trillion, bipartisan infrastructure bill, but called out Sen. Ben Sasse for voting against the measure and creating jobs.
Senators voted 69-30 on the bill, which was spearheaded by a bipartisan group of senators led by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio). Nineteen GOP senators, including Nebraska’s Deb Fischer, voted with all Democrats to pass the legislation.
“The bi-partisan bill, championed by President Joe Biden, will bring good-paying union jobs and infrastructure improvements to Nebraska and the nation,” Kleeb said. “And yet again, we watched as Sen. Ben Sasse sat on his hands and opposed the bill. We will remind Sasse of his ‘no’ vote when he tries to take credit for the more than $2.5 billion headed to our state upon final passage of the package. We are thankful for those 19 GOP senators who had the guts to do what was right for the people.”
The bill now heads to the House.
To see specific dollar amounts of key pieces of the bill as they pertain to Nebraska, click here.