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What Drove GOP Senators To Support $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Senate Democrats have turned to wrangle a $3.5 trillion budget proposal that has no Republican support.

But the move came after a remarkable outbreak of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, as 19 GOP senators joined Democrats to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, going against the wishes of former President Donald Trump in doing so.

NPR’s Ron Elving analyzes the move.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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