Senator Chuck Schumer took a brief break from passing trillions of dollars in new spending over the weekend to perform Frank Sinatra’s legendary hit ‘New York, New York’ on the streets of the Big Apple.
Sen. Schumer took a break from Senate business to jampic.twitter.com/8URbbHbmwX
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 23, 2021
Watch the cringe-worthy performance above.
A FEW DOLLARS MORE: Biden Unveils $2 TRILLION Infrastructure Bill to Address ‘Environmental Justice’
The Biden administration pulled back the curtain Wednesday on a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package that will “address climate and environmental justice” while “creating millions of good jobs.”
“Addressing infrastructure, climate, & environmental justice together to create millions of good paying jobs is the right combination to meet America’s challenges I’ll work with @POTUS to pass a big, bold bill to drive America forward for decades to come,” posted Sen. Schumer on social media.
Addressing infrastructure, climate, & environmental justice together to create millions of good paying jobs is the right combination to meet America's challenges
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 31, 2021
According to Business Insider, the new funds will go towards:
$621 billion for transportation includes:
- $115 billion for modernizing roads, highways, and bridges
- $20 billion for road safety
- $85 billion for public transit
- $80 billion for Amtrak and freight rail service
- $174 billion for electric vehicles
- $25 billion for airports
- $17 billion for ports
- $20 billion for neighborhoods historically excluded from transportation investments
- $25 billion to fund new projects
- $50 billion for infrastructure resilience, with a special emphasis on more vulnerable areas
- $111 billion for water infrastructure includes:
- $45 billion towards fully eliminating lead pipes through various programs
- $56 billion in loans and grants to help modernize water systems around the country
- $10 billion for monitoring and fixing substances in drinking water
Broadband and power
$100 billion for broadband
- This would build out infrastructure for 100% coverage and would specifically allocate funds for tribal lands
- It would also seek to reduce broadband pricing
$100 billion for power infrastructure includes:
$16 billion towards plugging old wells and cleaning up abandoned mines
$5 billion towards revamping former industrial and energy sites
$10 billion for the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps
Read the full breakdown at Business Insider.
ANOTHER ADMISSION: Dem Senator Says Party Rejected CoVID Relief ‘Because an Election Was Coming’
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin made another startling admission during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper this week; saying his party rejected the White House’s CoVID relief package “because an election was coming.”
“The Democrats turned down a deal from the White House for $1.8 trillion because Speaker Pelosi wanted $2.2 trillion. Now you’re looking at a deal with half of what the White House offered. Was it a mistake for Pelosi and Schumer to turn it down?” asked Tapper.
“There was some exuberance involved because an election was coming,” said Durbin. “They were both trying to find some common ground, they didn’t reach that point.”
Watch Durbin’s admission above.