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Senate Saturday Action Stalls as Infrastructure Bill Unfinished

  • Bill would fund roads, bridges, transit, broadband build out
  • Senate negotiators still finishing drafting the bill text
Senators Rob Portman and Kyrsten Sinema during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on July 28.
Senators Rob Portman and Kyrsten Sinema during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on July 28.Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Senate aims to pass next week a bipartisan $550 billion infrastructure bill that is a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, even as negotiators continued to write the legislation into the weekend.

Senators convened for an unusual Saturday session, but bipartisan negotiators failed to produce a bill by midday to allow an amendment process to begin.