The Senate blocked the legislative vehicle for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Wednesday.
The Senate blocked H.R. 3684, the legislative vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, with 49 votes in favor of advancing it, and 51 against.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held the vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill even though it appeared that not enough Senate Republicans would support the measure.
Senate Democrats that continue to negotiate the bipartisan deal, such as Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Joe Manchin (D-WV), voted to advance the bill. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Rob Portman (R-OH), who are involved in the negotiations, voted against advancing the legislative vehicle.
Many Senate Republicans involved with the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations contended that they needed more time to negotiate the finer points of the legislation.
Senate Republicans, congressional Democrats, and President Joe Biden continue to negotiate