Senator Blunt: There are 7-10 days to resolve differences on the infrastructure plan

The White House said it had lowered the initial cost of Biden’s plan, but some Republicans considered the move insufficient.

Republican Senator Roy Blunt, who is involved in negotiations on the infrastructure plan with the White House, said Sunday that Republicans and the Biden administration have “a week or 10 days” to overcome differences and reach a bipartisan agreement.

The White House recently announced that the cost of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan has been slashed from an initial $ 2.25 trillion to $ 1.7 trillion to negotiate with Republicans.

However, a group of Republican senators, which includes Blunt, rejected the gesture as insufficient.

“I think we have about a week or 10 days to decide whether we can work together or not,” Blunt told Fox News.

Biden’s massive initiative includes not only roads, bridges, and other projects, but also addresses climate change and social services, including care for the elderly. The plan was rejected by Senate Republicans, who favor a narrower approach aimed at traditional projects. They proposed a $ 568 billion plan of their own.

“The most important disagreement is not about money. The most important disagreement is related to the definition of infrastructure,” Blunt said. “If you go back to the definition of infrastructure that the country has always used, then there is a much narrower space than what it seems to be now,” the lawmaker added.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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