WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators and the White House are locked in intense negotiations to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Pressure is mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority.
Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, senators from the bipartisan group blew past a Monday deadline set for agreement on the nearly $1 trillion package.
Instead they've run into disagreements over how much money should go to public transit and water projects.
But labor issues are also a flashpoint, as is tapping COVID-19 funds to help pay for the package.
Biden says he remains optimistic.