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Sun May 30, 2021, 02:06 PM

Biden Administration Extends Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks

Source: Wall Street Journal

The Biden administration said Sunday that talks over a $1.7 trillion infrastructure package would need to show a “clear direction” toward agreement by the time Congress returns from recess in early June, signaling that Democrats might be preparing to go it alone on a broad plan to rebuild roads and bridges, expand broadband service and create programs to help care for the elderly and disabled Americans.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said President Biden and members of his team would continue negotiating privately this week and said the talks with Republican lawmakers were encouraging. But he identified the return of Congress on June 7 as when the talks would need to indicate an endpoint.

“I think we are getting pretty close to a fish-or-cut-bait moment,” Mr. Buttigieg said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Negotiations over the measure have stretched for weeks as lawmakers and the White House argue over the basic questions of what should be included, how large it should be and how to pay for it.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-administration-extends-bipartisan-infrastructure-talks/ar-AAKxpbQ?ocid=DELLDHP&li=BBnb7Kz



Problem of it is the Republicans are not proposing very much in the way of new spending. Most of it is already approved projects plus an attempt to reclaim COVID-19 money that's been distributed to the states.

The GOP continues to be the party of stunts.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
BaronChocula May 2021 #1
Vinca May 2021 #2
ancianita May 2021 #3
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yaesu May 2021 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 02:28 PM

1. Danger, Will Robinson!

Don't end the talks without promising a reconciliation tripwire the moment Mar-a-Lago Mitch asks Republicans for a personal favor to oppose it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 03:00 PM

2. Total waste of time. In the end, even if they reach a "deal," Reps. will vote "no."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 03:51 PM

3. No deals. They'll always vote NO anyway. Stop wasting the nation's time.



All this does is raise more media doubt and erode confidence in the Democratic Party

Sure, the public sees Biden trying, but they should also see that he sets limits on GOP games.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 04:17 PM

4. This is it.

If the Republican's don't accept the $1.7 billion package when the recess ends, they the Democrats must go it alone with the full $2.3 billion original package and forget about any help from the Republicans.
As if the Republicans would ever compromise.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 04:41 PM

5. I know Joe knows more than I do

But I can't see how this is a good move. Seems to me like he's letting Mitch slow it all down. They're all going to vote any deal down anyways.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 05:29 PM

6. Total waste of time if we pass it they will

take credit for it anyway.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 06:05 PM

7. Looks ominous

Let's hope our Senate moderates will support reconciliation.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 06:39 PM

8. The GOP is only trying to delay any Biden Admin goals. They have no plans to allow further spending

or to allow genuine progress. They are stalling until 2022. They have NO other agenda.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 08:42 PM

9. and a few months from now, the Biden administration Extends Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks again

over a $1000 infrastructure package

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