Bipartisan group reaches agreement on $1.2 trillion "hard" infrastructure bill | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Bipartisan group reaches agreement on $1.2 trillion "hard" infrastructure bill

After weeks of long nights and endless Zoom calls, a bipartisan group of senators finally reached a deal on "the major issues" in their $1.2 trillion "hard" infrastructure package, GOP senators involved in the talks announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: It could be days before the group finishes writing the bill, but the Senate can begin debating the legislation in earnest now that they have resolved the outstanding issues. The bill needs 60 votes to advance in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that the Senate could vote as early as Wednesday night to advance the proposal, the second time they will vote on this procedural measure.

Schumer also insists he's prepared to keep the Senate in session over the weekend to finish the bipartisan infrastructure bill: "It’s time for everyone to get to yes,” he announced on the floor on Monday.

Senate Democrats plan to hold a special caucus meeting at 1pm to learn more about the bill, two sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios.

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