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Infrastructure senators brush off criticism from left, right

By LISA MASCARO
AP Congressional Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political center appears to be holding in the Senate to push the $1 trillion infrastructure package toward final passage. A coalition of Republicans and Democrats is brushing off criticism from the right and left flanks of the parties, eager to deliver new spending on public works back home. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday the Senate was on the precipice of approving the package. But Tennessee Republican Bill Hagerty is refusing to yield hours of required debate time in an effort to slow the march for one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. Final passage is expected Tuesday.

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