Senators eye $579B in new infrastructure spending, $1T plan

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate chamber for votes, at the Capitol Thursday. (AP Photos/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is met by reporters as he walks to the chamber for a vote, Thursday.

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as negotiators try to strike a nearly $1 trillion deal on President Joe Biden’s top priority, according to those briefed on the plan.