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Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Is Longer Than Obamacare

Senator Mitt Romney asks Antony J. Blinken, a question during his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 19, 2021. (Alex Edelman/Reuters)

“If I become president, I will repeal Obamacare,” Mitt Romney declared when he was running for president, pushing back against conservative attacks on the health-care legislation he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts. “My bill was 70 pages. His bill is 2,700 pages.”

For years, conservatives such as Romney made the length of Obamacare one of the major attacks on the health-care law.  It was used to convey the idea that it was too complex, too expensive, and too intrusive.

Yet Republicans are on the verge of joining Democrats in supporting a bill that’s even longer, and Romney has served as

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