Bipartisan House group endorses Biden-Senate infrastructure deal

Bipartisan House group endorses Biden-Senate infrastructure deal

Washington — An influential group of bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House on Tuesday endorsed the $579 billion infrastructure deal struck between Senate members and President Joe Biden. 

The endorsement adds significant momentum to the package in the lower chamber but potentially endangers the chances of incorporating key priorities for the administration’s agenda, including billions in funding for electric vehicles. 

The 58-member Problems Solver Caucus has an equal number of lawmakers from each party and includes five Michigan members: Democratic U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell, Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens and Republican Reps. Peter Meijer and Fred Upton.

The group put out a statement Tuesday saying it “strongly supports” the framework, which was similar to an outline that the group had proposed last month.

“In light of the bipartisan, bicameral genesis of the framework, we encourage an expeditious, standalone vote in the House and thank our bipartisan Senate partners and the Biden administration for working so closely with us to demonstrate that cooperation is still possible in Washington,” the statement read. 

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