A) McConnell: We're still working to reach a bipartisan deal on infrastructure..I know a comprehensive infrastructure package would be welcome by all state and local governments.
B) McConnell: The federal government's gas tax provides some of the money that would pay for some of what we would do. It comes down to what the government gives us on a per capita basis.
C) McConnell: We continue to talk and hope we will get a bipartisan outcome. If we don't I expect the Democrats to try to put through a large package. It'll be extremely controversial because of the massive amounts of taxes.
D) McConnell: My advice to the president is to reach a deal on infrastructure that is smaller, significant, but fully paid for.

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1) Senate trying to punt science/technology bill until June 8. Will take procedural vote related to starting debate on 1/6 commission today
2) Fox is told the Senate will still take a vote to end debate on the effort to launch debate on the 1/6 commission bill today. That needs 60 votes.
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Remember one thing: budget proposals sent to Congress are aspirational. Press releases on steroids. They are phantoms. 

Never does Congress enact a President’s budget. Nor are they binding.
2) Budgets are mythical beasts. Budgets are simply wish lists. Ideas and priorities spelling out where a President would direct federal dollars if they got their way.
3) Yet lawmakers in both the House and Senate incinerate an inordinate amount of time embracing or criticizing a President’s budget proposal. 

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2) A coalition of several Republican senators are holding things up on a panoply of issues hours after leaders thought they would be able to advance the science and technology plan.
3) The Senate just voted to Instruct the Sergeant At Arms to Request the Attendance of Absent Senators, 84-7.
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1) The Hitchhiker’s Guide On Why Today Is Such An Important Day For The Future Of The Filibuster
2) Today could be mark the beginning of the end for the filibuster in the Senate. 

The Senate today likely takes a procedural vote to launch debate on the bill to create a commission to study the January riot. That vote requires 60 yeas.
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This will infuriate Democrats. They will argue Republicans don’t want to get to the bottom of January 6.
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