GOP Senators Say Biden’s Infrastructure Deal Back on Track (2)

June 27, 2021, 4:08 PM

Three Republican senators said President Joe Biden’s assurance that he isn’t linking a bipartisan $579 billion infrastructure plan to a larger tax and spending bill will allow negotiations to move ahead.

Rob Portman, a lead infrastructure negotiator for Republicans, said he “was very glad to see the president clarify” remarks he made Friday, which Republicans took as a threat to veto the infrastructure bill by connecting it with the bigger legislation that the GOP opposes.

“It was a surprise, to say the least, that those two got linked,” the Ohio Republican said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. ...

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