Biden Announces Bipartisan Deal on $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that the White House struck a deal with a bipartisan group of senators on an infrastructure plan after weeks of talks. Biden appeared alongside a group of lawmakers, including Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and others. “To answer the direct question, we have a deal,” Biden told reporters at the White House. “We have made serious compromises on both ends.” It came after senators for weeks worked to craft a package that would garner enough support from both Republicans and Democrats. According to a fact sheet released by the White House on Thursday, the bill would be worth approximately $1.2 trillion and would make investments in “clean transportation infrastructure” as well as “clean power infrastructure” and the “remediation of legacy pollution.” According to drafts of the agreement, lawmakers sought $579 billion …

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