Big infrastructure bill in peril as GOP threatens filibuster

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at right by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, arrives to meet with reporters following a weekly strategy luncheon, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as they struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending.