Democrats and Republicans continue to fight for the definition of infrastructure. As Biden’s management appears to have ended talks on an infrastructure package they are worth $1.7 billion.
Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg dismissed the distinction between Democrats and Republicans as a “The dorm room debate over which policy falls into which category” during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday”.
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“We think of it as infrastructure because infrastructure is the foundation that allows people to contribute to the economy. And as many people who watch this show know When you take care of your loved ones Doing those things because you can̵7;t.” There is a supervised care structure. You can’t even find a job. Because you are in an elderly care situation. Because we are the only developed country that doesn’t take care of it.” Buttigieg said, “That’s holding you back. Like holding you back If you don’t have roads or bridges to get to where you want to go.”
Republican chief negotiator Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, RW Va., also appeared on “Fox News Sunday” and raised issues about Biden’s administration, including what she thought was not an infrastructure item in the “Bitcoin”. Democrats’ proposal
“The president has $400 billion for a philanthropic economy … good stuff to talk about, but it’s not part of the core infrastructure package,” she said. A solid definition that was originally thought of as infrastructure.”
Republicans responded to Biden’s $1.7 trillion offer, down from $2.25 trillion by slashing its $928 billion plan. Instead of offering a proposal by raising the maximum corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%, they recommended reusing the unused COVID relief fund.
The White House opened its doors to accept proposals against GOP infrastructure on Thursday. But it said figuring out how to pay for the plan was unclear.
Media Secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden had called Capito to thank her for her offer and was awaiting further details. Psaki said the plan “did not provide a substantial amount of new funding” for veterans’ hospitals. clean energy Creating a modern rail system Repairing the public transport system and removal of lead pipes
A source familiar with the Biden administration’s thinking told FOX Business the $700 billion unused federal relief fund, according to Republicans, has been reported. And most of the money has already been spent or allocated.
“The president’s spokesman said everything had been allocated. It’s not going anywhere,” Capito told Fox News Sunday. “We have hundreds of billions of dollars that can be reprogrammed into infrastructure. And I think that’s what we should be looking at … it’s an over-allocated dollar that hasn’t been spent.”
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Capito is optimistic that the Biden administration will try to work with Republicans rather than bypass them.
“[The president] It has shown to me and our group many times that he wishes to work with us and negotiate parcels,” she said. “We are approaching each other. I understand there is a deadline here … It’s worth showing this country that we can work together. We can compromise for the benefit of everyone.”
Fox News’ Morgan Phillips and Fox Business’s Jacqui Heinrich and Jonathan Garber contributed to the report.