The House late Friday passed the biggest U.S. infrastructure package in decades, marking a victory for President Joe Biden and unleashing $550 billion of fresh spending, including $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging stations and $65 billion for upgrades to the nation's electric grid.
The vote was 228-206 and sends the legislation to Biden for his signature. Thirteen Republicans supported the bill and six Democrats voted against it, a sign of the intraparty strains that nearly derailed the legislation. It would not have passed without GOP votes.
Passage capped a day in which Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to deal with a last-minute standoff between progressive and moderate Democrats that took hours of intense negotiations and the president's intervention to resolve.