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The money behind the infrastructure bill

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An aerial view of the interchange at U.S. 95 and Rainbow Boulevard, known as the Rainbow Curve, in Las Vegas in 2014.

Eighty-three percent of respondents to our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll told us they support the idea of Congress passing a large infrastructure bill to repair roads, bridges and airports. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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Senators keep referring to the bipartisan infrastructure deal as a $1.2 trillion package. One listener wants to know, if only $500 billion is considered new spending, where does the other $500 billion come from? We’ll break it down. We’ll also answer your questions about who’s picking up the tab for unvaccinated Americans’ weekly COVID-19 tests. Plus, we’ll explain why so many Olympic athletes are broke. 

Here’s a list of everything we talked about today: 

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