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Republican Transportation Bill Seeks Rural Investments, Curbs in Regulation

House Republicans released a $400 billion transportation infrastructure bill, proposing to curb some federal regulations and emphasize investment in rural areas in a five-year plan reauthorizing federal highway and transit programs.

The legislation, put together by Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is the latest entry into the infrastructure debate in Washington. President Biden is seeking to advance a $2.3 trillion plan, while a group of Senate Republicans has presented a $568 billion counteroffer. White House officials and the Senate Republicans have met in recent days to discuss their plans.

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