The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a Senate-inspired $1trn infrastructure bill with opposition Republicans – not majority Democrats – providing the critical votes to deliver the first substantive legislative win on climate for President Joe Biden and a much-needed boost to his green policy delivery credentials during the COP26 summit.

The late-night 228-206 vote on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (HR 3684), a key part of Biden's domestic economic and climate agenda, drew support from 215 Democrats and 13 Republicans with six Democrats and 200 Republicans opposed.