Senator Rounds explains his opposition to the bipartisan infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.(KCCR)- A one-trillion dollar federal infrastructure improvement bill is awaiting action by the U-S House of Representatives after Senators gave approval in mid-August.  South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds didn’t vote on the bill but tweeted that he would oppose the measure because it had too many hidden surprises among its 2702-pages.

Rounds says that section of the bill has the federal government mandating what that level of alcohol would be to allow such a vehicle to start or not.

That section was one of the main reasons Rounds opposed the plan, which he says is unfortunate because it does contain good pieces for South Dakota.

Rounds says he proposed a bi-partisan amendment to remove the breathalyzer mandate, but action was taken on the Senate floor to bar amendments on the measure.