Here’s what happened…
Biden recently proposed a $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan which has been critically received by Senate Republicans.
Republican Senator Rob Portman stated, “I support improving America’s aging roads, bridges, ports, and other infrastructure. And we can do so in a bipartisan way. At its core, the president’s plan calls for a $620 billion investment in transportation infrastructure. However, the total soars to $3 trillion with its inclusion of these broad policy priorities that are a far cry away from what we’ve ever defined as infrastructure.”
“The Biden Administration’s plan redefines infrastructure to include hundreds of billions of dollars of spending on priorities like health care, workforce development, and research and development.”
Along with Portman, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell also came out against Biden’s plan stating, “I am concerned in the level of our national debt. We’ve reached a critical point here. And I hope we’re not beginning to engage in a habit of any time we want to do something, call it a national emergency and run up the national debt. Twenty-seven trillion dollars. The same size as our economy. For the first time since World War II.”
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