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Senators Say They’re Nearing Agreement on Infrastructure Plan

  • How to pay for proposal remains an obstacle to bipartisan deal
  • White House reaffirms opposition to group’s gasoline tax plan
Rob Portman
Rob PortmanPhotographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Bloomberg
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The bipartisan group of senators trying come up with an infrastructure compromise say they are moving closer to agreement on a proposal but are still wrangling with how to pay for their plan in the face of White House opposition to indexing the gasoline tax to inflation.

Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican and one of the leaders of the group, said Monday the senators are requesting a meeting with White House officials on Tuesday and plan to draw up a “fleshed out” framework for a proposal this week.