Mitch McConnell says NO Senate Republicans will support Biden’s $ 4 trillion spending money and fight his tax increases to get a slimmed-down $ 600 billion package
- McConnell said Democrats can expect “zero” support from Republicans
- He spoke in Louisville during the plan negotiations
- The weekend press releases focused on replacing the great bridge in his state
- He said that only part of the infrastructure plan was for infrastructure
- Senate moderates have responded with a $ 568 billion infrastructure proposal
- Biden wants $ 2.3 trillion in infrastructure and $ 1.8 trillion in ‘human infrastructure’
Senate leader Mitch McConnell predicted that “zero” Republicans in his room would support President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal and the “American Family Plan.”
McConnell, who previously devastated Biden’s infrastructure and other spending proposals – as well as tax increases that would pay for it – repeated his criticism after a group of Republicans got behind a $ 568 billion infrastructure proposal.
“I think I can say quite safely that none of my Republican colleagues will support a $ 4.1 trillion infrastructure package, only part of which is for infrastructure,” he said.
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said there would be ‘zero’ GOP support – ‘none’ – for President Joe Biden’s $ 4 trillion in proposed spending on infrastructure and ‘human infrastructure’
Biden and other Republicans have criticized Biden for his definition of infrastructure, including spending to expand broadband technology and replace lead pipes across the country.
Biden also came up with a $ 1.8 trillion plan for “ human infrastructure, ” including funding for job training, universal pre-K, and free community college.
‘When it comes to infrastructure, let’s make it about infrastructure. And I think there is some sentiment on the Democratic side to split it off, ”McConnell said.
He may have been referring to attempts by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.) to negotiate with the Republicans about their offer to reach a possible compromise.
Last week, Manchin called the GOP offer a ‘good start’ and talked about the benefits of negotiating a solution.
President Joe Biden has GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) invited to the White House
McConnell was the subject of weekend coverage of the Brent Spence Bridge across the Ohio River. The intersection is believed to be in urgent need of expansion
Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, speaks to members of the media after meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Monday, February 1, 2021. The $ 600 billion GOP proposal offered to the president by 10 Republican senators offers the potential to move a bipartisan law containing components of the Biden proposal
And they took care of it together. So we know it has bipartisan support, ‘Manchin said in CNN’s State of the Union last week.
‘We just have to see if we have everything we need in it. And we are going to work on that together. So I am very happy with that. ‘
Depending on what happens to the Republicans in the Senate, Democratic leaders must decide whether to try and move Biden’s proposals to budget “ reconciliation ” procedures. That would make it possible to pass a simple majority – but they would still need support from Manchin and other Democrats in the 50-50 Senate.
Depending on how they draft reconciliation instructions, Democrats can move one or even two packages or combine them into a single package.
“I don’t think there will be any Republican support – none, zero – for the $ 4.1 trillion grab bag with infrastructure, but a lot of other stuff,” said McConnell, who put the two plans together.