Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal in peril as Schumer presses vote

Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal in peril as Schumer presses vote


​The infrastructure deal President Biden brokered with Democratic and Republican lawmakers is in ​jeopardy as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tees up a ​procedural vote on the $1.2 trillion package while GOP lawmakers seek a delay so that details over how to pay for it ​and what exactly is in it ​can be ironed out.

Democrats are hoping to pass the infrastructure bill with bipartisan support in the Senate and then follow up by moving a $3.5 trillion spending package that includes funds for education, climate change, education, Medicaid and other social programs through reconciliation, which allows them to bypass Republicans altogether.

The pivotal ​cloture ​vote comes as Biden hits the road for Cincinnati, Ohio, to pitch the infrastructure deal as part of his “Build Back Better” campaign promise.​

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With the Senate evenly split at 50-50, Democrats need 10 Republicans to vote with them to reach the 60-vote threshold ​to end cloture and begin debate.​

Democrats are hoping to pass the

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