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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 06:28 PM

DeFazio warns he's no rubber stamp for Senate infrastructure bill [View all]

Source: The Hill

The top House Democrat overseeing transportation policy is warning that he'll reject the Senate infrastructure package - currently under negotiation by a bipartisan group of senators - without significant changes.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has a long list of objections to the Senate framework, many of them related to climate provisions he finds lacking. And he's warning that he won't just rubber stamp a bipartisan Senate agreement - should one materialize - without portions of his own transportation proposal being incorporated.

"There's a whole lot of problems we have, and we're expressing our concerns, and we want an opportunity to actually negotiate the final bill, not just be handed the Senate bill and say this is it," DeFazio told reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday.

Senate negotiators have been haggling for weeks over the details of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework, which President Biden is hoping to help usher through the upper chamber as the first part of his two-track, year-one economic agenda.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/defazio-warns-he-s-no-rubber-stamp-for-senate-infrastructure-bill/ar-AAMn5OC?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP

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