Democrats split in response to GOP compromise infrastructure offer
Moderate and progressive Democrats in the Senate are at odds over how to respond to Republicans’ $568 billion infrastructure counter-offer.
On one side are Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), all of whom have reacted positively to Republicans providing an alternative to Democrats’ mammoth $2 trillion proposal.
Coons, a close ally of President Biden who sits in the president’s former Senate seat, has publicly advocated for taking a bipartisan approach to passing an infrastructure package.