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Bipartisan Senate Group Strikes Deal On Nearly $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

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The senators say the plan contains no tax increases, which could make it unpalatable for the White House and Senate Democrats.
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Centrist Senators Announce ‘Realistic' Infrastructure Deal

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Many lawmakers remain skeptical that the compromise will be approved.
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Bipartisan Senate group reaches tentative infrastructure deal, but skepticism prevails

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Five Democrats and five Republicans say they're arrived at a compromise. But other GOP senators are skeptical, and many Democrats are getting impatient.
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Bipartisan Senate group nears infrastructure deal, but still needs to win over party leaders

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Ten Democratic and Republican senators are nearing a deal on infrastructure, but need to win over President Biden and congressional leaders.
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Senators eye $579B in new infrastructure spending, $1T plan

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A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as part of a $1 trillion package. It could be rolled out as soon as Thursday as negotiators try to strike a deal on President Joe Biden's top priority, according to those briefed on the plan.
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Senators eye $579B in new infrastructure spending, $1T plan

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WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as part of a $1 trillion package. It could be rolled out as soon as Thursday as negotiators try to strike a deal on President Joe Biden's top priority, according to those briefed on the plan.
The 10 senators have been huddling behind closed doors, encouraged by Biden to keep working on the effort after he walked away from a Republican-only proposal this week unable to resolve differences. The senators are briefing their colleagues privately and cautioned changes could still be...
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The Odds Of Kyrsten Sinema Striking An Infrastructure Deal With Republicans Are Slim

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is leading a new round of infrastructure talks with Republicans. She has build a reputation for working across the aisle as a moderate, but the odds of a deal are slim.
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Infrastructure talks enter last-ditch stage as both Republicans and Democrats eye gas tax increase

Infrastructure talks enter last-ditch stage as both Republicans and Democrats eye gas tax increase

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Summary List Placement Republicans and Democrats are eyeing a potential increase to the gas tax as both parties enter a last-ditch effort to strike a bipartisan infrastructure deal.
The bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers includes Republican Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Rob Portman of Ohio, as well as Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona; and Jon Tester of Montana. The group emerged after President Joe Biden pulled the plug on negotiations with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, who had been Republicans' chief negotiator.
Romney told Insider on...
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Deal or no deal? Confusion rules Senate infrastructure talks

Deal or no deal? Confusion rules Senate infrastructure talks

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Senators painted a confusing picture on the status of infrastructure talks as they left D.C. for the weekend, with some claiming major progress and others skeptical a deal is in hand.
Sen. Mitt Romney , a member of a bipartisan negotiating group, said talks are “in the middle stages” but that he did not expect a deal before the Senate left Thursday. Sen. Jon Tester said the centrists don't have an agreement but “we might,” listing remaining and long-held disagreements over spending numbers and how to pay for it.
“For some people it's going to be plenty, for others it's not going to be near...
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