Republicans signal trouble ahead of Wednesday test vote on infrastructure

Republicans signal trouble ahead of Wednesday test vote on infrastructure


Senate Republicans said they do not plan to vote to advance a $1 trillion infrastructure package on Wednesday unless they see the text of the legislation and the two parties can agree on how to pay for the plan.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer scheduled a key test vote for Wednesday on the infrastructure package authored by a group of bipartisan lawmakers and endorsed by President Joe Biden.

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The measure would dedicate funding to traditional infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, and waterways. Democrats intend for the bill to be followed by a second, much larger measure later this year to fund social spending programs.

But last week, Republicans immediately warned that Schumer scheduled the vote too quickly and while negotiations were still happening to resolve differences in the bill that may cost critical support. By Monday afternoon, problems remained.

“We need to see the

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