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Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:33 PM

Biden to talk infrastructure with bipartisan lawmakers as GOP signals support for smaller bill

Source: CNBC

President Joe Biden will hold his second infrastructure meeting with Democratic and Republican members of Congress on Monday, as GOP lawmakers push to shrink the presidentís more than $2 trillion plan.

Biden aims to approve a package in the coming months that revamps U.S. roads, bridges, airports, broadband, housing and utilities, and invests in job training along with care for elderly and disabled Americans. Republicans have signaled they could support a scaled-back bill based around transportation, broadband and water systems.

The president has said he wants to craft a bipartisan bill, but Democrats would move to pass legislation on their own through budget reconciliation if they fail to strike a deal with the GOP. As the parties have disparate visions of what qualifies as infrastructure and how big of a role the government should take in the process, it is unclear what could win support from both Democrats and Republicans.

Asked Sunday if he would back a roughly $800 billion infrastructure proposal floated by some of his Senate colleagues, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, did not explicitly endorse the figure but signaled he could support a plan with transportation and broadband at its center.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/19/infrastructure-bill-joe-biden-will-meet-with-bipartisan-lawmakers.html



Operation Convince Joe Manchin is now a go.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:55 PM

1. Republicans win again.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 10:53 PM

4. No. Every Republican will vote against it (taxes),

so the $800m is a dead letter.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 04:00 PM

2. The bill was always going to be smaller than Biden's ask...that's the nature of negotiation

Biden wisely put Republicans in a position where they have to accept something of significant size.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 08:22 PM

3. $800 Billion is chump change and an insult after the tax cuts they got.

Oh, and fuck Joe Manchin.

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