White House proposed a reduced $1.7 trillion infrastructure plan. Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure would be used to build roads, and bridges, investing in broadband, childcare and education. However, the Republican senators rejected the reduced $1.7 trillion, saying “vast differences “remain.
Although talks between Democrats and Republican senators have not collapsed, the President’s team is holding to a soft Memorial Day deadline to determine whether a compromise is within reach. So far, there is slow progress to move forward on Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan or the Republicans proposed $568 billion offer.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks on the matter, saying “This proposal exhibits a willingness to come down to size,” meaning new offer as talks were underway between key Cabinet secretaries and Republican senators at a crucial point toward making a deal.
After a hourlong meeting, the Republicans quickly rejected the new approach on the deal, describing it as “well above the range” ora proposal that could win bipartisan support.