HILL TAX BRIEFING: Infrastructure, Budget Plans Stall in Senate

July 22, 2021, 10:13 AM

Both parts of President Joe Biden’s two-track economic agenda ran into some roadblocks on Wednesday.

Senate Republicans stymied efforts to open floor debate on a $579 billion infrastructure package, the latest sign of the challenges that come with trying to advance the yet-to-be-written legislation. The vote, called by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was meant to push the process along, but the bipartisan group of lawmakers hashing out the details say they will need more time.

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said they may be able to secure enough Republican votes—at least 10 ...

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