GOP Senator Blackburn Seeks Infrastructure Deal Without Tax Hike

May 4, 2021, 6:53 PM

GOP Senator Marsha Blackburn said Tuesday she’s hopeful there could be a deal with Democrats on pared-down, traditional infrastructure like roads, bridges, ports, water systems, the power grid and broadband, that doesn’t rely on tax increases to pay for it.

The basis for such an agreement, Blackburn said, is contained in the roughly $600 billion proposal from Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito that she’s offered to President Joe Biden. Whatever comes out of negotiations should be solely focused on traditional infrastructure projects, she said.

Marsha Blackburn
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