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13 in House GOP Vote for $1.2T Infrastructure; 6 Squad Members Don't

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Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., has voted against Republicans on a number of big votes, including impeachment. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 06 November 2021 10:50 AM EDT

Thirteen House Republicans voted yes to help pass the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Friday while Democrats couldn't even rally support from six progressive members, including New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Republicans include Reps. Don Bacon of Nebraska, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Don Young of Alaska, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, John Katko, Tom Reed, Andrew Garbarino and Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, R-Ill., Chris Smith and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, David McKinley of West Virginia and Fred Upton of Michigan. 

The six House Democrats who voted against the bill are Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Cori Bush of Missouri, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

Ocasio-Cortez reportedly said passing of the infrastructure bill was "bullsh*t," according to Ryan Grim, a contributor to the Young Turks,

Malliotakis said the bill would "improve the safety and prosperity of communities across America and make the necessary improvements to bring our infrastructure into the 21st century," according to the New York Post.

"For far too long, our local, state, and federal leaders have neglected to modernize New York City's aging infrastructure to keep pace with economic and population growth," she added. "The funding stream we are providing today will be used by states and cities to modernize roads, highways, bridges, sewer systems, and flood resiliency projects, including right here on Staten Island and in Southern Brooklyn."

Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pa., called the "Washington Democrats' irresponsible" for falsely claiming the $1.2 trillion is for traditional infrastructure projects.

"I voted no on Speaker Pelosi's infrastructure bill last night because it does more to put our kids and grandkids into debt than it does to fix roads, bridges, and critical infrastructure that Pennsylvanians rely on," Keller wrote in a statement Saturday morning.

"Less than half of this bill goes toward traditional infrastructure. Worse, it paves the way for Washington Democrats' reconciliation package that includes socialist priorities like a natural gas tax, mass amnesty for illegal aliens, Green New Deal mandates, and 87,000 new IRS agents to spy on your bank accounts.

"Speaker Pelosi knows this and that's why the vote happened in the cover of darkness while the American people were sleeping. Big government spending is out of control."

Newsmax's Eric Mack contributed to this report.

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Thirteen House Republicans voted yes to help pass the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Friday while Democrats couldn't even rally support from six progressive members, including New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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