Democratic leaders and President Donald Trump have agreed to spend $2 trillion on improving U.S. waterways, bridges, power grids, and broadband infrastructure but stopped short of detailing how they will pay for it.
Rolling back 2017 tax cuts and increasing fuel taxes could finance the infrastructure work, but Republicans are resistant to both.
The agreement could also be threatened by Democrats reluctant to support environment deregulation. The White House has suggested that deregulation would accelerate the national public works improvement plans.
Both parties will revisit the spending bill in three weeks.