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Bipartisan Senate group strike early $1.2 trillion infrastructure agreement as Democrats grow impatient

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Sens. Mark Warner , Joe Manchin , Mitt Romney , Jeanne Shaheen , Susan Collins and Kyrsten Sinema take a break from a meeting on infrastructure.
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A group of 10 senators announced they struck an early infrastructure deal on Thursday.
The package will not include tax hikes, and only a fraction of it is new spending.
It is unclear whether the White House will support the measure.
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A bipartisan group of senators announced on Thursday evening that they had struck an early infrastructure deal, though it faces major political...
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Infrastructure talks enter last-ditch stage as both Republicans and Democrats eye gas tax increase

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Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah.
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Sen. Mitt Romney told Insider a bipartisan group is weighing indexing the gas tax to inflation.
The gas tax hasn't been raised since 1993.
Other Democrats appeared noncommittal, reflecting the delicate state of the talks.
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Republicans and Democrats are eyeing a potential increase to the gas tax as both parties enter a last-ditch effort to strike a bipartisan infrastructure deal. The bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers includes Republican Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Rob Portman of...
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