President Biden announced Thursday that he had agreed to an infrastructure deal with a bipartisan group of ten senators.

The agreement on the size and scope of an infrastructure package is a major achievement for Biden, who has long been a proponent of bipartisanship, but the compromise still faces serious hurdles in the House and Senate.

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has not yet signed off the deal, and progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders have threatened to revolt if the compromise doesn’t go far enough on their key priorities.
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that the House would not take up a bipartisan infrastructure bill if the Senate did not also pass a budget reconciliation package with Democrats’ other priorities.

“We made serious compromises on both ends. … Republicans and this group did not want to go along with many of my family plan issues, the child care tax credits — the human infrastructure that I talk about,” Biden said after a meeting at the White House.... Read More: Axios