Mitch McConnell: Senate Republicans Will not Back Biden Infrastructure Proposals

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Biden proposed a $ 2.2 trillion jobs package and a $ 1.8 trillion package for families. Both include funds for roads, bridges, and broadband, as well as manufacturing, public schools, home care, and other supplies. The president also sought to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, corporate taxes, and capital gains taxes.

“I think it’s worth talking about but I don’t think there will be any Republican support—none, zero—for the $4.1 trillion grab bag which has the infrastructure in it but a whole lot of other stuff,” McConnell said during a Kentucky news conference.

“We’re open to doing a roughly $600 billion package which deals with what all of us agree is infrastructure,” McConnell said. “If it’s going to be about infrastructure, let’s make it about infrastructure.”

“We’re not willing to pay for it by undoing the 2017 bill,” McConnell said.

May 3, 2021

Mary Hill

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