Infrastructure Bill Stalls as GOP Rejects Offer From Democrats

July 26, 2021, 3:54 PM

Senate infrastructure talks suffered a setback Monday after Republicans rejected an offer meant to address all outstanding issues from the White House and Democrats, calling into question goals of passing a $579 billion measure before Congress’s August recess.

The Democrats’ Sunday night offer was aimed at resolving provisions include funding for highways and bridges, water, broadband, transit, the creation of an infrastructure bank and how much unspent Covid money can be used to pay for infrastructure, among other controversial items.

But a Republican familiar with the negotiations said the offer sought to reopen issues that bipartisan negotiators had already resolved. ...

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