Jul 25, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Warner: Infrastructure bill text will be ready Monday

Mark Warner

Screenshot: Fox News Sunday.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Sunday said that he believes the legislative text of the bipartisan "hard" infrastructure package will be ready on Monday, after it failed to advance during the first vote on the Senate floor last week.

Why it matters: Senate Republicans came together to oppose proceeding on the measure before it was written.

  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had said the procedural vote was intended to allow the Senate time to begin debating parts of the proposal that had already been agreed to by both sides.

The big picture: A bipartisan group of senators, including Warner, have been negotiating the deal for months and are on a time crunch if they intend to meet their self-imposed deadline of passing the measure before August recess.

  • A Senate Democrat familiar with the talks told Axios' Alayna Treene that the bipartisan group is still not there and that they haven’t agreed to major issues, including highways and bridges, water funding, broadband, using unspent Covid funds as a pay for, and transit.

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