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    Senate Kills Obama Infrastructure Plan

    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02:  The plaza on the east side of the U.S. Capitol is seen August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives voted 269 to 161 yesterday to pass The Budget Control Act, a bipartisan debt ceiling deal, before going on recess until September. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will work today to gather enough votes for the deal.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    The Senate blocked a $60 billion infrastructure plan on Thursday, which had been part of President Obama’s larger jobs bill. The plan would have allotted $50 billion on highway, rail, and airport improvements and another $10 billion to launch a new infrastructure bank. The bill was blocked by a vote of 51-49. Obama said, “It makes no sense when you consider that this bill was made up of the same kinds of common-sense proposals that many of these senators have fought for in the past. It was fully paid for.”

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