President Joe Biden Confirms Infrastructure Deal

By Briasia Russ

President Joe Biden has announced that the White House has sealed a deal with a bipartisan group of senators.   

According to CNBC, the group of senators discussed a massive plan to improve the nation’s roads, bridges, and broadband netoworks. The infrastructure package has been in the works for the past few weeks. However, deciding how to plan for the package seems to be the challenge.  

The group of senators put together several methods to pay for that plan.  

According to CNBC, the proposal calls to increase Internal Revenue Service enforcement to ensure those in the upper class pay the taxes they owe. It will also redirect unused coronavirus relief funds from both local and state to infrastructure. 

In order to receive the sixty votes required to pass the bill, the group would need to win support from Democratic leaders.  

There are Senate Democrats who are onboard with expanding child care and fighting climate change. Others would only support the plan if it focused on both child and elder care, education, and health care.  

According to CNBC, Sen. Richard Blumenthal believes the deal is too small. 

“The current deal is way too small. Paltry, pathetic,” Blumenthal said. “It has to be combined with a second much more robust, adequate package, to be deserving of a vote, and I am very hopeful that it will be followed by another package.”  

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