Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to “oppose”
US President Joe Biden tried to persuade the public that the country needed its $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan and created a five-person “post cabinet” to run the plan. However, after the Senate Minority Leader McConnell vowed to “steadily” oppose the plan, the enormity of the task is obvious.
In a speech in Kentucky on Thursday, McConnell said that he likes Biden and the two have been for a long time. But he added that the president will not get the cooperation of the Republican Party. Republicans oppose the increase in corporate tax included in the plan, which they say will undermine the country’s ability to compete in the global economy.
The Republican leader said: “We have big philosophical differences, which will make it more difficult for us to reach a bipartisan agreement.”
Biden delivered a speech at the White House on Friday, noting that Republicans have been discussing the need to rebuild the country’s infrastructure for years, and predicting that if no action is taken, party lawmakers will face pressure from voters.
He said: “I think Republican voters will have a lot of words about whether we can do this.”
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain (Ron Klain) said that the key to reconciliation is that the ideas in the plan have become popular. He said that Americans hope that good roads, safe bridges, reliable public transportation, electric vehicles, clean water sources, new schools, and investment in manufacturing are many components of the plan.
Klein said in a television interview with Politico News: “We think it is appropriate.” “But we are willing to have a conversation, less about the price, and more about the elements that people think should be missing in the plan.”
But after listening to McConnell, these conversations may be limited to Democrats.
Biden told the cabinet at the first meeting this week that he will assign a few people to help advance the plan: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm (Jennifer Granholm) , Housing and Urban Development Minister Marcia Fudge (Marcia Fudge), Labor Minister Marty Walsh (Marty Walsh) and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo (Gina Raimondo).