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Collins says negotiators are ‘just about finished’ with infrastructure bill

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) leaves the Senate Chamber following a vote regarding a nomination on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
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Sen. Susan Collins (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 Tapper 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 Biden 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.

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