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    The US Senate passed a historic, sweeping $1.2 trillion bipartisan package on Tuesday by a wide bipartisan majority vote of 69-30 to shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure with funding for priorities like roads, bridges, rail, transit and the electric grid.

    The vote marks a major achievement for both parties and President Biden, fulfilling key agenda items, including his promise to work across the aisle. It now heads to the House of Representatives, where it faces an uncertain future, before it can be sent to Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

    Vice President Kamala Harris gaveled the final vote.

    These 19 Republican senators joined Democrats in voting for the bipartisan infrastructure deal:


    1. Roy Blunt of Missouri
    2. Richard Burr of North Carolina
    3. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
    4. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
    5. Susan Collins of Maine
    6. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota
    7. Mike Crapo of Idaho
    8. Deb Fischer of Nebraska
    9. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
    10. Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    11. John Hoeven of North Dakota
    12. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
    13. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
    14. Rob Portman of Ohio
    15. Jim Risch of Idaho
    16. Mitt Romney of Utah
    17. Dan Sullivan of Alaska
    18. Thom Tillis of North Carolina
    19. Roger Wicker of Mississippi



    ... the deal is far from the finish line as it must pass Congress with the Democrats holding a small majority but momentum is building

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    "New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned from office Tuesday, one week after an investigation concluded that he had sexually harassed 11 women and retaliated against his accusers." Cuomo resigns following finding he sexually harassed 11 women

    In related news "Roberta A. Kaplan resigned from her post at Time’s Up." https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/n...-up-cuomo.html

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    .... in a stunning rebuke of the "great deal maker", the ex President who could not get any deal done, President Biden delivers his second key promise to the American people.

    It is going to be hard for the majority of Congress to reject this deal when so much of its funding will benefit the Congress people's constituents directly for the long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalesServiceGuy View Post
    .... in a stunning rebuke of the "great deal maker", the ex President who could not get any deal done, President Biden delivers his second key promise to the American people.

    It is going to be hard for the majority of Congress to reject this deal when so much of its funding will benefit the Congress people's constituents directly for the long term.

    Never underestimate the ability of people in power to put politics ahead of actually helping people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalesServiceGuy View Post
    .... in a stunning rebuke of the "great deal maker", the ex President who could not get any deal done, President Biden delivers his second key promise to the American people.

    It is going to be hard for the majority of Congress to reject this deal when so much of its funding will benefit the Congress people's constituents directly for the long term.
    That is because the democrats would not work with trump for the good of the country but the republicans ARE working with biden for the good of the country like it should be. There is common grounds for both sides and they should work together on those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hansen88 View Post
    That is because the democrats would not work with trump for the good of the country but the republicans ARE working with biden for the good of the country like it should be. There is common grounds for both sides and they should work together on those things.
    .. it would be great if Washington, DC worked together for a change and accomplished what they are suppose to do.

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    Biden Administration Prompts Largest Permanent Increase in Food Stamps
    The jump in benefits, the biggest in the program’s history, comes after a revision of the initiative’s nutrition standards that supporters say will reduce hunger and better reflect how Americans eat.

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    World leaders blame Biden, express disappointment with Afghanistan


    World leaders are speaking out about their disappointment with the security situation in Afghanistan, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson going so far as to pin the blame on President Joe Biden and the United States.


    Johnson said it was "fair to say the US decision to pull out has accelerated things, but this has in many ways been a chronicle of an event foretold," but urged western leaders to work together to prevent Afghanistan from again becoming a "breeding ground for terrorism."


    "I think it is very important that the West should work collectively to get over to that new government - be it by the Taliban or anybody else - that nobody wants Afghanistan once again to be a breeding ground for terror and we don't think it is in the interests of the people of Afghanistan that it should lapse back into that pre-2001 status," Johnson told Sky News.


    Other world leaders expressed disappointment about the unfolding situation, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he is "heartbroken" by the crisis on the ground.


    "We've been constantly monitoring the rapidly evolving situation," Trudeau said. "We are heartbroken at the situation the Afghan people find themselves in today."



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    You could fly over there Billy
    but you have to a Mask on the plane

    How your states vaccinated ranks sucks
    49 pretty bad

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    Wow



    President Biden assured Americans that the Taliban would not storm the U.S. Embassy in Kabul the same way the North Vietnamese stormed the U.S. Embassy in Saigon in 1975, but footage captured an eerily reminiscent scene on Sunday – completely disproving the confident prediction Biden made last month.


    "The Taliban is not the south—the North Vietnamese army. They're not—they're not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There is going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy in the—of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable," Biden predicted in a news conference on July 8.


    Just weeks later, U.S. troops flew helicopters to the embassy in Kabul, rescuing diplomats as the Taliban stormed the building. Photos of the rescue eerily echo photos of the U.S. helicopters rescuing diplomats from the embassy in Saigon in 1975.
    Embrace the process, not the outcome.

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