Thursday, July 29, 2021

Bipartisan Senators Agree on $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

 After weeks of negotiating, a bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on "the major issues" in their $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, GOP senators involved in the talks announced Wednesday. Broadband deployment spending remains a major part of the legislation. While it could be days before they finish writing the measure, the deal means the Senate can now begin debating the legislation in earnest, according to Axios.

“We now have an agreement on the major issues," Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), the lead GOP negotiator, said Wednesday afternoon. "There is a CBO [Congressional Budget Office] official score that covers much of the bill," Portman said, something many GOP senators deemed necessary before voting on the measure. Continue Reading

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