Biden and bipartisan senators clinch a deal on $1.2T infrastructure plan

By: - June 24, 2021 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: President Joe Biden joined by from left to right, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), speaks after the bipartisan group of Senators reached a deal on an infrastructure package at the White House on June 24. Biden said both sides made compromises on the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 24: President Joe Biden joined by from left to right, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), speaks after the bipartisan group of Senators reached a deal on an infrastructure package at the White House on June 24. Biden said both sides made compromises on the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The White House and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators said Thursday they’ve struck a deal on the outlines of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, marking a breakthrough on federal dollars for road and bridge projects after weeks of negotiations — but with significant hurdles still ahead.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Wisconsin Examiner. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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