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Infrastructure deal on brink as US Senate vote looms

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Washington (AFP) – The US Senate holds a key test vote Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, with the bipartisan deal at risk of failing at the first hurdle as Democrats and Republicans scramble to salvage a compromise. Some four weeks after the president stood shoulder to shoulder with senators from both parties at the White House proclaiming a framework agreement had been reached to fix the nation’s roads, bridges, ports, water pipes and internet connections, the deal remains under serious threat. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer dramatically raised the stakes last week, i…

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