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Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on U.S. Highway Funding Package

May 22, 2021, 7:33 PM

A group of Senators said they reached a bipartisan agreement on highway funding a day after Republicans rejected the Biden administration’s trimmed-down $1.7 trillion infrastructure proposal.

The top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced Saturday they reached agreement on the surface transportation reauthorization bill, which would provide $304 billion in funding for highways, roads and bridges.

The legislation, which is separate from President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, will be considered by the full committee on Wednesday, the senators said. The panel is one of the four authorizing committees in the Senate for ...

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