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Sanders, Biden Meet as Infrastructure Bill Swells Past $3.5 Trillion

July 13, 2021


Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said July 12 that he and President Joe Biden are on the same page as Democrats draft a “transformative” infrastructure package unleashing more than $3.5 trillion in domestic investments on par with the New Deal of the 1930s.

Sanders, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and Democrats on his panel also huddled privately at the Capitol for two hours late July 12 with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and key White House advisers during a consequential time for Biden’s top priority.

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