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Leading U.S. Senate Democrats agree to $3.5 trillion spending for budget reconciliation bill

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By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic leadership and Budget Committee Democrats agreed on a $3.5 trillion infrastructure investment plan they aim to include in a budget resolution to be debated later this summer, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said late on Tuesday. “We have come to an agreement,” Schumer told reporters after more than two hours of closed-door talks by committee Democrats and White House officials. Republicans have not been included in these negotiations. “You add that to the $600 billion in a bipartisan plan and you get to $4.1…

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