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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 10: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) runs to catch the Senate subway after a vote on Capitol Hill June 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted on two judicial nominations on Thursday afternoon before planning to adjourn for the week. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as part of a $1 trillion total package. That’s according to people briefed on the plan. Negotiators are trying to strike a deal on President Joe Biden’s top priority. The 10 senators have been huddling behind closed doors, encouraged by Biden to keep working on the effort after he walked away from a Republican-only proposal this week unable to resolve differences. The senators are cautioning that changes could still be made, but call their tentative agreement a “realistic, compromise framework” that would be paid for without any tax increases.