Republican Sen. Rob Portman called plans to begin voting on a bipartisan infrastructure bill as early as Wednesday an "arbitrary deadline," warning that "we don't want to rush this process and make mistakes."
"It's important that we get it done. It’s been talked about for years and, and yet it's got to be done in a thoughtful bipartisan way. We don't want to rush this process and make mistakes," Portman told CNN on Sunday.
"It's actually 11 Republicans and 11 Democrats putting this together. Chuck Schumer, with all due respect, is not writing the bill, nor is Mitch McConnell, by the way. So that's why we shouldn't have an arbitrary deadline of Wednesday. We should bring the legislation forward when it's ready, and it’s incredibly important legislation."