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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The top Republican in the Senate is opening the door to backing a smaller infrastructure bill.

Sen. Mitch McConnell says Republicans are willing to spend up to $600 billion for roads, bridges and other projects. That's far less than what President Joe Biden is seeking, but is in line with a new $568 billion proposal put forward by other Senate Republicans.

Biden is pushing a $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal that would be paid for with an increase in corporate taxes. McConnell and other Republicans say they will not back the tax increase.