Senate Republicans Make New Infrastructure Offer
Headline Roundup May 27th, 2021
On Thursday, Senate Republicans unveiled their infrastructure counteroffer to President Joe Biden, aiming to spend more than $920 billion on fixing the nation’s roads and bridges. The Republican senators said their offer delivers on “core infrastructure investments” that Biden has focused on as areas of potential bipartisan agreement. The White House and Democrats are likely to find the counteroffer as not being ambitious enough.
The Republican plan would increase spending by $91 billion on roads and bridges, $48 billion on water resources and $25 billion on airports. It would also include a one-time $65 billion increase in broadband investments.
In an attempt to salvage stalled negotiations, Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a revised counteroffer for infrastructure spending, outlining roughly $928 billion in a package that’s still far short of what the White House has proposed.
Only about a quarter of the total price tag appears to represent new spending above baseline levels under the “roadmap” put forward by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) and her GOP counterparts. But lawmakers still stressed that their retooled approach “delivers on much” of what Biden had recommended in earlier talks between the two...
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a new infrastructure offer on Thursday that would spend $928 billion over eight years to revitalize America's roads, bridges and broadband systems, still well below President Joe Biden's last proposal.
The plan, from a group of six Republicans led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito, represents their counter-offer to a week-old $1.7 trillion White House proposal that slashed more than $500 billion from Biden's original $2.25 trillion plan in a bid to reach a bipartisan agreement.
"Senate Republicans continue to negotiate in good faith," Capito told a news conference....
Republican lawmakers on Thursday unveiled their infrastructure counteroffer to President Biden, aiming to spend more than $920 billion on fixing the nation’s roads and bridges.
“We continue to negotiate in good faith,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the West Virginia Republican who has taken the lead in negotiations with the White House on the topic.
Republicans are proposing that $506 billion of their nearly $1 trillion offer go to “roads, bridges” and other major transportation projects. Of that figure, $4 billion is earmarked electric vehicle infrastructure — a concession to...