HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Infrastructure Talks Hit Snag Over Water Funds

July 27, 2021, 10:03 AM

Attempts to craft a bipartisan infrastructure plan hit multiple obstacles that again pushed Senate negotiators past another deadline to reach a deal.

Talks continued through last night but a resolution remained elusive, even as the White House and some Democrats expressed confidence that an accord would eventually be struck.

Negotiators ended yesterday still attempting to bridge differences over transit funding, spending levels on water projects, whether all federally-backed projects should pay so-called prevailing wages and how much unspent Covid-19 money can be used to pay for infrastructure, among other disputed items.

White House counselor Steve Ricchetti and Sen. Rob Portman ...

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