Hurdles to Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Extend Across Capitol

July 21, 2021, 9:01 AM

As senators scramble to finalize and begin debate on bipartisan infrastructure legislation, a separate battle over the forthcoming bill looms in the House.

Democrats are growing increasingly frustrated about what’s likely to be left on the cutting room floor, with progressives in the party slamming the Senate deal at a Tuesday afternoon rally. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) called the Senate bipartisan agreement “woefully inadequate.” House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said that at a meeting with committee Democrats on July 19, “there wasn’t a single one who said they want to move forward with a status quo bill.” ...

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