Aug 10 2021

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on an infrastructure package. On Monday, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, outlined some parts of the $550 billion bill.

Tillis said it focuses on roads, bridges, broadband and transportation.

North Carolina will get money for all that, plus funds to repair damage done by hurricanes and nor'easters along the coast.

Tillis said the bill has strong bipartisan support.

"I'm very confidant we're going to have a strong vote. We picked up two Republican votes over the weekend. So, I believe we'll vote it out with somewhere between 67 and 70 votes," Tillis said.

Tillis was part of a bipartisan group of 20 senators -- 10 from each party -- who worked out the details of the bill.

Once it passes the Senate it goes on to the House.