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Senate Group, White House Wrangle Over Paying for Infrastructure

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Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media while walking to a bipartisan meeting on infrastructure at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., June 23. 

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media while walking to a bipartisan meeting on infrastructure at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., June 23. 

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

The bipartisan Senate group attempting to draw up a compromise infrastructure plan remained at odds with the Biden administration over how to pay for a $579 billion package, as the White House begins plotting out with Democratic leaders a strategy for the path ahead.

“Probably not today but I think we’ll get there,” Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, the lead GOP negotiator said Wednesday in between meetings with White House officials at the Capitol.