Bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiations are hot and heavy in the Senate

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Lawmakers will aim to have the infrastructure bill passed by November.
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The July/August Senate session will focus on a bipartisan infrastructure bill that Democrats hope to pass in the fall.

The Biden administration is working with Senate and House leaders to craft legislation they hope will be ready for consideration before the August recess.

Some have speculated that the bill could reach the Senate floor by the week of July 19, but others countered that is likely wishful thinking. They say the bill content is not yet solid, and that adequate funding sources have not been completely identified, as the bill will not call for a tax increase.

However, a White House official said “Our understanding is that the process could begin as early as the week of 7/19, given that committees are still finalizing legislative text for both the budget resolution and the bipartisan bill.”

The budget resolution bill is separate from the infrastructure bill, and focuses on social issues that would be funded to some degree by higher corporate taxes and individual capital gains taxes.

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