Bipartisan deal on infrastructure emerges in US Senate
Five Republicans, five Democrats offer $579bn spending plan without new taxes but it meets quick criticism.
A bipartisan group of United States senators said on Thursday they have reached an agreement on a framework for a proposed massive infrastructure spending plan without major tax increases.
In a statement, the group of five Republicans and five Democrats said they were discussing their approach with their colleagues and the Biden White House, and were optimistic about getting broad support.
“Our group … has worked in good faith and reached a bipartisan agreement on a realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and energy technologies,” the group led by Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Rob Portman said.