Nancy Pelosi, President Trump, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Grassley

Nancy Pelosi says that the house will not take up the senates $1.5 billion infrastructure bill until the United States Senate has passed the rest of the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan. Therefore, many Republicans are calling for voters to remove members who voted for the infrastructure plan and replace them with other Republicans who will veto the entire package.

Former President Trump on Mitch McConnell

Ahead of the vote, former President Trump ripped Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling him the most overrated man in politics. Trump said that McConnell had given up all his leverage for the bill to follow. Trump predicts that Biden will next ask for the most significant tax increases that the nation has ever seen. Trump warned that the next bill will likely be passed through budget reconciliation, so it will need only a simple majority to be approved.


Republicans Who Voted for the Infrastructure Bill

Those voting in favor of the infrastructure bill were:

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
  • Senior Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
  • Former Utah governor and US Senator since 2017 Mitt Romney
  • Senior Senator from South Carolina Lindsey Graham
  • Senior Senator from Missouri Roy Blunt
  • Senior Senator from North Carolina Richard Burr
  • Senior Senator from Louisiana Bill Cassidy
  • Senior Senator from Maine Susan Collins
  • Senior Senator from Idaho Mike Crapo
  • Senior Senator from Nebraska Deb Fischer
  • Senior Senator from North Dakota John Hoeven
  • Senior Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski
  • Senior Senator from Mississippi Roger Wicker
  • Junior Senator from West Virginia Shelley Moore Capito
  • Junior Senator from North Dakota Kevin Cramer
  • Junior Senator from Ohio Rob Portman
  • Junior Senator from Idaho James Risch
  • Junior Senator from Alaska Dan Sullivan
  • Junior Senator from North Carolina Thom Tillis

The United States House of Representatives is likely not to consider the infrastructure bill until at least mid-September.