Senators discussing bipartisan infrastructure plan

The Hill

BY JORDAIN CARNEY April 28, 2021

Senators are quietly discussing a bipartisan infrastructure proposal amid divisions over President Biden's $2.3 trillion plan.

The talks, senators stressed, are very early on but would focus on a more limited infrastructure package that would include money for roads, bridges, railways and broadband.

"We're looking at the need we have in the country ... then you can find out what the size and what the cost is," said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who is involved in the talks.

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who is a part of the bipartisan group, said they hadn't locked in a number for the size of a potential package, saying that "it's early."

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