GOP congressmen who participated in the signing of the infrastructure bill

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In his speech Monday just before signing a mammoth bipartisan infrastructure package into law, President Joe Biden acknowledged that the huge achievement may indeed be a vulnerability for the dozen Republicans who supported him.

He called Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a driving force behind the bill in the Senate, thanking him for his help and calling him a “helluva good guy.”

“I’m not hurting you Rob,” Biden said. “Because I know you’re not running again, that’s the only reason I’m saying that.”

Portman, it is true, will retire at the end of his current term. But other Republicans weren’t so willing to take credit for the huge success of Congress, perhaps because Donald Trump has … he lashed out at them. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), for example, was one of 19 Republicans in that chamber to pay for infrastructure spending. Hey She said in a radio interview he would not have participated in the signing of the account on Monday: “I have other things I need to do besides going to a signing ceremony.”

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As news arrives from the event on the South Lawn of the White House, we’re making a list of Republicans who done participate, starting with Portman, the only Republican to actually make remarks at the signing event.

Here’s who else was there, with links to sourcing.

Of the 19 Senate Republicans who voted for the infrastructure package, they attended the signing ceremony:

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

Sen. Mitt Romney (RUT)

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Sen. Shelley Moore Got it (R-WV)

Sen. Rob Portman (RAW)

Of the 13 House Republicans who voted for the infrastructure package, they attended the signing ceremony:

Representative. don young (R-AK)

Representative. Tom Reed (R-NY)

This post can be updated based on the participation reports.

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