On Tuesday, the Senate passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, according to CNBC. The passing of the legislation also came with a budget resolution, which called for $3.5 trillion more in spending.
However, CNBC’s Jacob Pramuk pointed out in his article that the road ahead may be a rocky one for Democrats looking to “shepherd” President Joe Biden’s massive economic plans through Congress.
“What we’re doing here is not easy,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “Democrats have labored for months to reach this point, and there are many labors to come. But I can say with absolute certainty that it will be worth doing.”
Next up for the bell is the House, which is already seeing a fair share of disagreement.
“Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have a clear checklist in front of them,” said Pramuk in his article. “The House has to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill to send it to Biden for his signature.”
The process of the bill passing in the House will likely take months, according to the article, with the possiblity of it getting “derailed several times along the way.”
“We have no illusions. Maybe the hardest work is yet to come,” Schumer told reporters, according to CNBC. “I believe we will get the job done.”