Colorado’s two Democratic senators applauded a Senate vote Tuesday to pass a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, hailing the bipartisan legislation as a “historic investment” with massive benefits for the state and proof that lawmakers can get things done in a sharply divided Washington.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed 69-30, with every Democrat and 19 Republicans supporting the measure, which includes about $550 billion in new spending on roads, bridges, rail, broadband, airports, water projects and electrical systems. The bill now heads to the House.
“Today the Senate is kickstarting the economy by making the largest investment in our infrastructure in a century,” said U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper, who was among a group of moderate senators who negotiated the bill.
“We’re proving to the world that…