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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:04 PM

Republicans block debate on infrastructure bill, but final deal could solidify within days [View all]

Source: Washington Post

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked debate on a bipartisan infrastructure package of roughly $1 trillion that makes up a major component of President Biden’s economic agenda but has yet to be finalized, dealing a temporary setback as senators scramble to finish the deal by next week.

The vote does not doom the broader effort to invest in the nation’s roads, bridges, pipes, ports and Internet connections, and officials directly involved with the negotiations grew more optimistic by the hour on Wednesday that a broader legislative package could be completed in the coming days.

“In my view, we’ll have the agreement completed over the weekend,” said Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), a key member of the bipartisan group of senators hammering out the deal.

It was clear from the outset that Wednesday’s vote would fail. But Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) pressed ahead, hoping to signal to the bipartisan group that time was not unlimited as Democratic leaders scrambled to placate liberals already impatient with the slow pace of the Senate talks.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/infrastructure-schumer-gop/2021/07/21/0812be02-ea34-11eb-8950-d73b3e93ff7f_story.html

That's Republican bipartisanship for ya.

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