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Bipartisan Infrastructure Prospects Dim as GOP Boycotts Hearing

March 23, 2021, 6:19 PM

Republicans signaled they weren’t going to engage in infrastructure negotiations Tuesday at a House panel event to gather members’ priorities for a forthcoming package.

Democrats said they want a bipartisan bill, but advocated for a broad definition of infrastructure that Republicans reject.

House Ways and Means Committee ranking member Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said no members of the GOP would participate in the committee’s members’ day hearing because Democrats had over-politicized the infrastructure process.

“As you know, infrastructure has long been a bipartisan issue in Congress. For decades Republicans, Democrats have come together on finding common ground on key issues,” Brady...

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