Bipartisan Group of Senators Reaches Tentative Agreement on Infrastructure Deal to Present to Biden

Headline Roundup June 10th, 2021

A bipartisan group of ten senators released a statement Thursday saying they reached an agreement on framework for an infrastructure deal. The statement said the bill will be fully paid for and exclude any tax hikes, but did not release details regarding funding; according to the New York Times, the bill is expected to address core physical infrastructure projects and will cost $1.2 trillion over eight years, and include $579 billion in new spending. In the statement, the group said they are discussing their "approach with our respective colleagues and the White House." It is unclear whether the group has any support from key leaders in either party. This comes after President Joe Biden ended negotiation talks with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito on Tuesday. 

The story received similar coverage from across the spectrum. 

Bipartisan Group of Senators Reaches Tentative Agreement on Infrastructure Deal to Present to Biden

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A bipartisan group of ten senators reached a deal on an infrastructure plan on Thursday to present to the Biden administration for further negotiations.

The plan includes about $579 billion in new spending and, including expected future spending, would cost $974 billion over five years or $1.2 trillion over eight years, multiple outlets reported. The ten senators said there would be no tax increases. 

“Our group — comprised of 10 Senators, 5 from each party — has worked in good faith and reached a bipartisan agreement on a realistic, compromise framework to modernize...

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A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators says they agree on a "framework" for a deal on an infrastructure package, but the members did not release any details and top leaders from both parties have been mostly silent on the development.

According to two sources familiar with the negotiations, the agreement is focused on "core, physical infrastructure." The proposal would cost $1.2 trillion over eight years and include $579 billion in new spending.

The plan would not have any tax hikes, and aides did not provide any further details on...

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A bipartisan group of senators announced on Thursday that they had reached an agreement on a framework to invest in the nation’s aging public works system, racing to prove that a compromise was feasible despite deep divisions over how to structure and finance an infrastructure package.

The announcement came after a dizzying day on Capitol Hill, where senators involved in the bipartisan discussions offered conflicting assessments of their progress and declined to comment on specific proposals. But by early evening, five Democrats and five Republicans issued a joint statement announcing...

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