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The Democrat-controlled House passed a $715 billion transportation and water bill, calling it “transformational legislation” while Republicans called it a partisan exercise. The INVEST in America Act passed essentially along party lines by a vote of 221-201, with two Republicans voting in favor of the package. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) praised the bill for addressing the decades of underinvestment in American infrastructure. “By passing the INVEST in America Act today, the House took a bold and badly-needed step to build for the future, tackle the existential threat of climate change by modernizing our transportation systems to cut carbon pollution, and improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people. I will waste no time getting to work with the Senate to deliver a transformational infrastructure package to the president’s desk,” DeFazio said in a press statement on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Republican leader of the committee Rep. …

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