U.S. senators gird for CBO analysis of $1 trillion infrastructure bill

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By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Thursday faces its biggest test of this week’s U.S. Senate debate when the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office delivers its judgment on whether the measure fulfills a promise of not adding to Washington’s budget deficits. Negotiators on the bill, which would fund construction projects ranging from road and bridge repairs to expanding broadband internet service, have argued that its $550 billion in new spending was being financed in large part by transferring money from existing programs. Republican Sena…

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