Senate Democrats are weighing whether to combine an infrastructure bill and coronavirus relief legislation into a single, massive multi-trillion-dollar package that could pass without Republican votes, two Democratic aides familiar with the discussions tell Insider.
The ongoing talks reflect a desire among Democrats to swiftly capitalize on their new Senate majority with President-elect Joe Biden set to assume office in less than a week. They are poised to control both chambers of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade — and it could pave the way for renewed legislative efforts on the economy and climate among other areas.
The aides spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly share details. Both cautioned that discussions …Summary on Senate Democrats weigh merging coronavirus relief and infrastructure into a massive multi-trillion-d … provided by on