Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Evades Clear Resolution

Majority expresses frustration over slow-moving negotiations

Senate members are experiencing mounting frustration as bipartisan infrastructure discussions proceed slowly. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, said members of the minority are responsible for the delays. “We’ve offered to split the difference and they don’t seem to want to do that. It’s not we who’re stalling.”

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, the lead negotiator for the Senate minority, defended their negotiation tactics, flatly stating that the majority members are “not being reasonable in their requests right now.” Though Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has reiterated his commitment to passing the bill before August recess, the continued delays are concerning to government officials on both sides of the aisle.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the Senate majority leader would listen to those raising spending concerns.
  • For the Senate minority leader as the investment strategy is considered.
  • For members of the Senate to have wisdom as they negotiate the legislation.

Sources: The Hill, AP


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