Sen. Rob Portman

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Infrastructure on track as bipartisan Senate coalition grows

Photo: Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., walks out of a meeting in the office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. as a coalition of Democrats and Republicans push the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package closer to passage  After weeks of fits, starts and delays, the Senate is on track to give final approval to

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Senators, White House in crunch time on infrastructure deal

Photo: Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters  Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several

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Senator: Bipartisan infrastructure bill loses IRS provision

A proposal to strengthen IRS enforcement to crack down on tax scofflaws and help fund a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure spending bill is officially off the table, Republican Sen. Rob Portman said Sunday. Portman, who is involved in negotiating the bill, cited “pushback” from fellow Republican lawmakers who dislike the idea of expanding the

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Biden extols bipartisan infrastructure deal as a good start

Photo: From left are, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Biden, Sen, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., rear, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va President Joe Biden announced on Thursday a hard-earned bipartisan agreement on a pared-down infrastructure plan that would make a start on his top legislative

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