Republicans poised to block Senate infrastructure 'framework' on Wednesday

Republicans poised to block Senate infrastructure 'framework' on Wednesday


Senate Republicans say they’ll vote Wednesday to block debate on a $1 trillion infrastructure framework because of unsolved differences and a lack of information about the package.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, has rejected calls from key GOP negotiators to postpone the vote until Monday in order to provide more time to iron out differences and calculate detailed cost analyses.

“There’s absolutely no reason why he asked to have the vote tomorrow, and it does not advance the ball,” Sen. Susan Collins, a co-author of the package and a Maine Republican, told the Washington Examiner. “It does not achieve any goal except to alienate people.”

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Schumer is likely to ensure that he can bring the measure back up for a vote in the future, but Democrats would not commit to it on Tuesday, arguing the GOP should simply vote to proceed to the bill on Wednesday.

Republican leaders told

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