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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.

Go deeper: Republicans sink key procedural vote on bipartisan infrastructure package

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Oct 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Senate Democrats target billionaires

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

After failing to get a deal on other planned tax increases, key Senate Democrats are pivoting to a billionaires' income tax to pay for President Biden's social spending.

The big picture: No advanced economy has attempted anything similar on such a scale.

The rickety state of climate legislation

Photo Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Getty Images photos: Rudy Sulgan and Anton Petrus

The last 24 hours have somehow been confusing and clarifying about the state of major climate legislation at the same time.

Catch up fast: Last night House Democratic leaders, facing a revolt from progressives, put off a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package for now.

Oct 25, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities

Deadlock in Minnesota Legislature delays frontline worker "hero pay"

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

We've reached the last week in October and Minnesota lawmakers remain locked in a stalemate over what was supposed to be a September special session on pandemic worker bonuses and other issues.

State of play: After months of public hearings and behind-the-scenes talks, there's still no agreement on how to distribute the $250 million in federal funding set aside for frontline workers.

  • A move last week to kick the impasse to the full Legislature for votes on competing plans failed.