Bipartisan Agreement Moves Farther Apart, Infrastructure Discussions Continue

The Biden Administration made a counter proposal to Republicans, reducing the plan from $2.3 trillion to $1.7 trillion — Republicans set to discuss Tuesday President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a sweeping plan that includes traditional surface transportation projects but also seeks to change the direction of the economy with an additional focus on fighting climate change and improving social programs rolled into one. The White House released a new proposal for Republicans to review. In the new proposal that was introduced last week, the White House reduced spending by $600 billion compared to the original amount proposed in the American Jobs Plan. U.S. Senate Republicans are set to meet Tuesday to determine next steps for the bipartisan infrastructure plan. Shifts and/or reductions of funding hit some key areas:   READ FULL ARTICLE >>