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GOP Counters Biden With $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan (2)

April 22, 2021, 8:07 PM

Senior Senate Republicans offered a $568 billion counter to President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion jobs package Thursday, one that’s focused on more traditional infrastructure like roads and bridges and doesn’t have the corporate tax hikes that Democrats are seeking.

The five-year plan more than doubles the Biden proposal for roads and bridges -- to $299 billion -- and spends the rest on items including transit, rail, airports, water projects and broadband. It offers few specifics on how to pay for the spending beyond references to taxing electric cars and repurposing unspent funds. It specifically opposes rolling back any of...

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