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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is leading a new round of infrastructure talks with Republicans. She has build a reputation for working across the aisle as a moderate, but the odds of a deal are slim.

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Democrats on the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday joined the faltering attempts across Washington to finding bipartisan agreement on elements of President Biden's sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure and stimulus plan.

But Democrats' plans to pay for that package — through a combination of tax increases for the richest Americans and a rise in the corporate taxes — has run squarely into Republican inflexibility on any rollback of the Trump tax cuts.

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