‘Big and bold’ infrastructure bill still falls short on helping states fight climate change

Senate poised to pass $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

By: - August 5, 2021 6:09 pm

A view of the Toston Bridge, an iron truss bridge in Broadwater County. The U.S. Senate is poised to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill with money for highways, bridges, broadband and more. (By Robstutz, CC BY SA 3.0, Creative Commons).

Although the bill has bipartisan support, Montana’s senators were split on the spending package. Republican Sen. Steves Daines tweeted that it would add to inflationary worries while Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who had been part of the bipartisan negotiations, touted the investment in jobs.


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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.