Here comes the bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill that Trump warned about…

It looks like the Senate may soon be voting on this ‘bipartisan’ infrastructure bill which Trump warned about earlier this week:

Rob Portman, who leads the negotiations from the GOP side, says they do have an agreement on the major issues:

As of this past weekend, the only issue left to iron out was “how much money to direct to public transit”, according to Portman. My guess is that Republicans conceded on this issue.

According to the WSJ, the overall bill was to spend around “$600 billion above projected federal spending over five years on improvements to roads, bridges, transit and broadband access, among other areas.”

It is a far cry less than the near 4 trillion dollar bill that Democrats initially wanted. But remember, Democrats are the ones who couldn’t pass it because they couldn’t get Sinema and Manchin on board with it. It sounds to me like Republicans wanted to solidify Manchin and Sinema’s support behind this bipartisan bill, so they wouldn’t be tempted to vote on the outrageously massive bill to which some Democrats are still devoted.

In any event, we’ll probably learn much more about this bill later today as we approach a cloture vote.

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