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Senators returning to Capitol Hill after the Thanksgiving recess are scheduled to kick off debate on a nearly $2 trillion budget package that aims to promote severe-weather resilience and reduce congestion across mobility networks.
After a procedural review process, the House-passed Build Back Better Act will be called up for consideration in the Senate. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a deadline of Christmas to pass the measure via a fast-track budget reconciliation process.
“The House has taken an important step to advance President [Joe] Biden’s Build Back Better plan that will dramatically lower costs and cut taxes for middle-class families, and fight the climate crisis while creating good-paying jobs,” said Schumer soon after House passage of the bill. “We will act as quickly as possible…