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Congress Looks Beyond Roads And Bridges In Second Infrastructure Bill

With the Senate's passage of a physical infrastructure bill, Congress will now take up a broader infrastructure bill.

After much debate, Senate Republicans ultimately backed a bill to help rebuild the nation’s roads and bridges. It also will upgrade internet connections in rural communities.

Congress will now take up a broader infrastructure bill. The next bill will target things like child care, DACA, climate change and college tuition. Senate Republicans and some moderates have balked at the price tag.

Congressman Raul Grijalva says that the bill will benefit Arizona and that action on issues like climate change is critical.

“Basically the yard is burning and it’s getting closer and closer to the home, with regards to climate change,” Grijalva said.

The United Nations recently released a report that said climate change is accelerating.

Ron Dungan has lived in Arizona for more than 35 years. He has worked as a reporter, construction worker, copy editor, designer and freelance writer. He's a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the undergraduate Writers’ Workshop, and has a master’s in history from Arizona State University.Dungan was an outdoors reporter and member of the storyteller team at the Arizona Republic, where he won several awards, and was a contributor on a border project that won the 2018 Pulitzer for explanatory reporting.When not working, Dungan enjoys books, gardening, hanging out with his German shorthaired pointer, backpacking and fly-fishing. He's a fan of the Arizona Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes.