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Senators trust $ 1 billion bipartisan infrastructure deal to be unveiled on Sunday

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“This is definitely my expectation and my hope,” Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “We will enter the session today at 12 noon and I think we will be able to introduce the bill later today and maybe start looking at some amendments. My hope is that we will finish the bill by the end of the week.”

Collins also said he believes the bill will have the crucial support of at least ten Senate Republicans needed to pass it.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told Tapper in a separate interview that he is also optimistic the bill will be introduced Sunday.

On Friday, senators voted 66-28 on a motion to continue, with 16 Republican senators voting with Senate Democrats in favor, a vote that will open the legislative package to possible changes through the amendment process.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Saturday evening that the bipartisan infrastructure group was still finalizing the bill’s legislative text and that they would remain in session on Sunday “so they can conclude.”

“This is an important bill. I know all parties want to get it right,” said Schumer, who reiterated that once the group’s text is finished, it will offer it as a substitute amendment that will make it the right. basis of the bill.

This is a last minute story and will be updated.

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