Rep. Cori Bush defends her ‘no’ vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill


ST. LOUIS – “St. Louis has to come first for me.”

That is why US Congresswoman Cori Bush said she voted against the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

She told the post-dispatch that she said the above quote to President Joe Biden directly before casting her ‘no’ vote.

Bush vowed not to support the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act without a vote on a separate $2 trillion Build Back Better proposal. That bill addresses universal pre-school, climate change, health care, and other progressive priorities. A vote on that measure could come next week.

Meanwhile, the infrastructure bill is headed to Biden’s desk.

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