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Growing liberal rebellion threatens to doom Senate infrastructure talks

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Influential progressive lawmakers are teeing off on the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure negotiations, threatening defections that could derail the prospects for a deal on roads and bridges given Democrats’ thin majorities. Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced his opposition on Monday, and other liberals are threatening to join him. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) gave a press conference Tuesday vowing to oppose any infrastructure accord that lacks major policies to tackle climate change. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who leads the Congressional Progressive Caucus, says her members will oppose…

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