Republicans Mobilize For Showdown To Block Biden Infrastructure Plan

"A defining political clash took shape Sunday over Joe Biden's latest effort to reshape the US economy, with Republicans mobilizing against a massive infrastructure plan that could put the President in historic Democratic company.

GOP office holders launched a broad assault on the package, arguing it was too expensive and was stuffed with overly partisan programs that had nothing to do with fixing roads and bridges.

"The Biden administration is calling it an infrastructure plan. It looks like a $2 trillion tax hike to me," Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

Democrats, meanwhile, hinted they would try to press ahead with the plan without Republican votes if necessary through a 50-50 Senate, immediately putting the focus on divisions over details that exist in their own ranks. They styled the bill as a jobs package that was needed despite strengthening employment figures as the pandemic economy begins to wake up."

Analysis by Stephen Collinson for CNN April 5, 2021.


"‘I’m Sick And Tired Of Ordinary People Being Fleeced’: Biden Defends Infrastructure Plan Against GOP Critics" (Independent)

"Most Dems, 35 Percent of GOP Support Infrastructure Plan: Poll" (MSNBC)

"Biden Boosted By Senate Rules As GOP Bucks Infrastructure" (AP)

"Moderate GOP Senators And Biden Clash At Start Of Infrastructure Debate" (The Hill)

"Fact Checker: The GOP Claim That Only 5 To 7 Percent Of Biden’s Plan Is For ‘Real Infrastructure’" (Washington Post)

"Biden Says He’s Open To Compromise With Republicans On $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan" (Washington Post)


Source: CNN, 04/08/2021