(TargetLiberty.org) – President Biden is gearing up to force his mammoth infrastructure spending through the Senate – but any hopes of bipartisan support are dying fast. Now, a top Republican says he expects no GOP backing for the controversial bill.
On May 3, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told a press conference he doesn’t expect any Republican senators to support Biden’s spending plans. Criticizing the president’s proposals for including “a whole lot of other stuff” as well as traditional infrastructure investment, McConnell pointed to a rival package introduced last week by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). That would cost $568 billion, and all of it would be aimed at refreshing America’s crumbling transport, power and communications links.
Opening the door to a smaller infrastructure bill, Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, says his party is willing to spend up to $600 billion for roads, bridges and other projects. That's far less than President Biden is seeking. https://t.co/RHOHV5B3Fr
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 3, 2021
Unfortunately, Biden seems determined to push for the higher figure, and that means getting it through with no help from the GOP. Lacking the 60 votes needed to beat the filibuster, the only way to make that happen is through reconciliation. So much for Biden’s promise to bring the country back together.
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