GOP to Offer Biden Nearly $1 Trillion for Infrastructure Boondoggles

Source: Bloomberg

“A group of Senate Republicans plans to present their latest offer to the White House on a major new infrastructure package on Thursday, with one member saying it will weigh in at almost $1 trillion. ‘This is going to be a very good offer,’ Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi told reporters Tuesday. The latest counter will be ‘close’ to $1 trillion, spread over eight years, he said. Democratic lawmakers have warned that time is running short to determine whether a bipartisan deal on infrastructure is possible, with progressives already calling for a go-it-alone approach using fast-track budget procedures. A new offer around $1 trillion would still be well short of Friday’s $1.7 trillion proposal from the White House.” (05/25/21)