Sen. Collins: ‘Bipartisan’ Infrastructure Bill Has Support of at Least 10 Republican Senators

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Sunday that the $1 trillion infrastructure bill backed by the White House has at least 10 Republican senators, suggesting the measure will clear the 60-vote filibuster. Collins, in a comment on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said the bill has enough support to pass in the chamber this week. “I think we will be able to lay down the bill later today and begin perhaps consideration of some amendments,” Collins said. “My hope is that we’ll finish the bill by the end of the week.” For weeks, some Republican and Democrat senators have negotiated over the bill after President Joe Biden came out and publicly backed the measure, which includes funding for new bridges, roads, public transportation, water pipes, and broadband Internet. Senators voted 66-28 last week to move the bill forward, although the final legislative text hasn’t yet been released. On Sunday, Collins said …Read More

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