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Biden’s massive infrastructure plan hits Republican blockade

Biden’s massive infrastructure plan hits Republican blockade”

Republicans opened the door on Sunday To support a scaled-down version of Joe Biden's $ 2 trillion infrastructure planWhich, when focusing on material business, could deliver an "easy bipartisan victory" for the President of the United States.

The infrastructure plan - the White House's next major legislative push - has garnered quick pushback from Republicans who have argued it's too expensive and encompasses overly partisan programs.

That leaves Mr. Biden and congressional Republicans on a collision course, the outcome of which could define the parties and his presidency. "This confirms the Leader's interpretation of the Budget Act and allows Democrats additional tools to improve the lives of Americans if Republican obstruction continues".

The White House conceded on Monday that Senate Democrats such as Sen. "But there is still a great deal that needs to be worked out", the aide said.

"A dollar of federal spending results in only $0.67 worth of actual investment because state, local, and private sector entities reduce their spending in response to the federal dollars", think-tank president Scott A. Hodge said.

Most Americans now support the Democratic president's plan, said Granholm, one of several senior Biden administration officials who promoted the proposal on television news shows on Sunday.

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"Right now, we're still coasting off of infrastructure choices that were made in the 1950s", Buttigieg said on NBC.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Sunday said Biden would prefer to secure Republican backing for his plan, but if that failed to happen, he would likely support using a procedural strategy called reconciliation to allow Democrats to pass it in the Senate.

The Democratic president once again took aim at the 50 or 51 corporations on the Fortune 500 list that paid no taxes at all for three years, saying it was time for them to pay their share.

US President Joe Biden rolled out his infrastructure plan last week, particularly asking to increase the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%, while also skyrocketing the global minimum tax on US corporations, to 21% from 13%.

"The president's plan basically says, look, if we're going to be serious about economic opportunity in all parts of the country, if we're going to be serious about equity and making sure the persistently poor areas of the country are brought up to speed, we're going to have to invest in broadband and we're going to have to invest in the broadband it gives people the same advantage regardless of where they live".



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