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Bipartisan Senate Group Says They’ve Reached Deal on Infrastructure

A bipartisan Senate group announced late Thursday that they reached an agreement on a major infrastructure package. The 10-member group, featuring five Republicans and five Democrats, “has worked in good faith and reached a bipartisan agreement on a realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and energy technologies,” the group said in a joint statement. The group described their plan as fully paid for with no tax hikes, though members said they would index the gas tax to inflation. The cost of the agreement has not been disclosed. The White House and Senate leaders would still need to sign off on the plan, which reportedly comes in at under $1 trillion. The White House did not immediately return an inquiry. “We are discussing our approach with our respective colleagues, and the White House, and remain optimistic that this can lay the groundwork to garner broad support from both parties …

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