Senate Republicans push $568 billion counteroffer on infrastructure

CQ Budget, Ep. 199

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is seen during a Senate vote in the Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021.  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is seen during a Senate vote in the Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted April 23, 2021 at 11:58am

Senate Republicans unveiled a five-year, $568 billion infrastructure proposal on Thursday that they hope can be a starting point for negotiations with Democrats. Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders says the proposal “goes nowhere near what has to be done to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.”

CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman discuss the disconnect between the parties and the likelihood of the effort being bipartisan or a package that Democrats have to pass through reconciliation.

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