Morning Jolt: Schumer Rolls the Dice on Infrastructure

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On the menu today: The battle over bipartisan infrastructure deal drags on (and on and on), Republicans demand official action to aid Cubans protesting the regime, and a group of congressmen rolls out legislation to stop funding schools that provide abortions.

The Infrastructure Battle Marches On

In Washington, senators are still squabbling over the bipartisan infrastructure deal, which will get its first vote on the Senate floor later today, even though it almost certainly doesn't have the necessary 60 votes to move on to debate. Though its prospects are looking grimmer as time goes on, the working group putting together the legislative text seems to be hopeful that their project still might work out, if on a slower time-table than Democratic leadership would prefer.

Somehow, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer seems to remain convinced that Republicans working on the deal will vote to proceed to debate later today without having the draft bill text in place. Meanwhile, virtually everyone in the Senate GOP is sending the opposite message.

Even Republicans who are helping to draft the compromise bill, including ...

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Schumer Rolls the Dice on Infrastructure

On the menu today: The battle over bipartisan infrastructure deal drags on (and on and on), Republicans demand official action to aid Cubans protesting the regime, and a group of congressmen rolls out legislation to stop funding schools that provide abortions.

The Infrastructure Battle Marches On

In Washington, senators are still squabbling over the bipartisan infrastructure deal, which will get its first vote on the Senate floor later today, even though it almost certainly doesn't have the necessary 60 votes to move on to debate. Though its prospects are looking grimmer as time goes on, the working group putting together the legislative text seems to be hopeful that their project still might work out, if on a slower time-table than Democratic leadership would prefer.

Somehow, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer seems to remain convinced that Republicans working on the deal will vote to proceed to debate later today without having the draft bill text in place. Meanwhile, virtually everyone in the Senate GOP is sending the opposite message.

Even Republicans who are helping to draft the compromise bill, including ...   READ MORE

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