Joe Biden’s promise of unity appears to be nowhere to be seen on Capitol Hill. The two major parties continue to clash on the bipartisan infrastructure deal as Senate Republicans block a vote to open debate on the nearly $1 trillion measure.
On Wednesday, the GOP derailed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) attempt to jam through the incomplete legislation in a 49-to-51 vote, which fell short of the 60 it needed.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said it would be hard to make a final decision in good faith when there is no text, no outcome, no bipartisan agreement and nothing for the congressional office to evaluate.
“And certainly nothing on which to vote, not yet,” said the top Republican. “So obviously, as the democratic leader tries to force a closure vote on a bill that does not exist, it will fail. Around here we typical write the bills before we vote on them.”