Bipartisan Senate negotiators close to infrastructure ‘framework’ deal

After long meetings with senior White House aides on a traditional infrastructure package, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have reached a "framework" deal and will meet with Pres. Biden on Thursday.
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We want to turn to Washington, though, and that other breaking news overnight, a bipartisan group of lawmakers saying they are close to a deal on that massive infrastructure bill. Rachel Scott has the latest from the white house. Rachel, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning to you. And this could be a major breakthrough in these infrastructure talks that have now dragged on for weeks. After intense meetings behind closed doors, a bipartisan group of lawmakers and white house officials have now signaled that a framework has emerged. Now, much of these details are still being sorted out but we know this package would be $1.2 trillion. Now, that is far less than the $2.2 trillion that president Biden was hoping for but it would be a significant investment in roads, bridges and highways across the country. The white house and senators have been at odds over how to pay for it. We are told they figured out a pathway forward and plan to present that to president Biden at the white house in person today. This will be a crucial meeting. It could be make or break. The senators will be heading out for a two-week recess starting tomorrow and Democrats wanted to get a deal done by the July 4th holiday. The clock ticking, thanks. The coronavirus emergency and the CDC weighing in on that

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