Infrastructure talks hit snags as Senate time pressure rises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have run into new problems as they race to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal.

Pressure is mounting Monday on all sides to show progress. It’s a make-or-break week on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Disagreements have emerged over how much money should go for public transit and water projects. But labor issues are also a flashpoint, as is tapping COVID-19 funds to help pay for the package.

Democrats and the White House sent an offer to Republicans late Sunday to finish the remaining issues, but it was rebuffed by Republicans as “discouraging.” Biden said he remains optimistic.

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