Collins says negotiators are 'just about finished' with infrastructure bill

Collins says negotiators are 'just about finished' with infrastructure bill
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Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsWelcome to ground zero of climate chaos A tale of two chambers: Trump's power holds in House, wanes in Senate Bipartisan blip: Infrastructure deal is last of its kind without systemic change MORE (R-Maine) said on Sunday that the infrastructure bill being negotiated on Capitol Hill is “just about finished.”

“We've been finishing up the spending provisions, the appropriations provisions and marrying them to the bill, and we really are just about finished, but large parts of tags have already been shared with Senate offices,” Collins, one of the negotiators working on the bill, told host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperYarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Fauci on FDA advisers' booster recommendations: 'I don't think they made a mistake' Mississippi governor: Biden vaccine mandates an 'attack' on 'hard-working Americans' MORE during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Collins also said it is her “hope” that the bill will be passed by the end of the week.

A bipartisan group of negotiators has been working through the weekend to put the finishing touches on an infrastructure bill, which, when completed, will cap off months of talks.

President BidenJoe BidenCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Senate parliamentarian nixes Democrats' immigration plan Biden pushes back at Democrats on taxes MORE and a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced last month that they had an agreement on framework for $1.2 trillion in infrastructure spending over eight years, and the group has since been hashing out the final details.

Talks are set to spill into a rare Sunday session as the senators work to bring a bill to the floor before leaving for August recess at the end of the week.