Steny Hoyer: Democrats 'open' to splitting up infrastructure package
Added 05-05-21 10:22:02am EST - “House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday said Democrats are open to splitting President Biden's big-spending infrastructure plan into smaller pieces to get it across the finish line but that it is not the preferred option.” - Washingtontimes.com
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday said Democrats are open to splitting President Biden’s big-spending infrastructure plan into smaller pieces to get it across the finish line but that it is not the preferred option.
“It’s not off the table,” the Maryland Democrat told a Washington Post Live event. “Are we open to discussing ways and means to get that done? Of course we are.”
At the same time, Mr. Hoyer said Mr. Biden doesn’t want to leave a bunch of parts of the proposal on the cutting room floor as the White House seeks GOP buy-in, saying it is an integrated package. He also said a budget mechanism known as “reconciliation” remains an option for Democrats who might need to avoid a GOP filibuster and rely on their razor-thin majorities to pass the package.
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Mr. Hoyer argued former President Donald Trump backed a $2 trillion infrastructure package last year, even if the ex-president failed to draw in the lines, so it isn’t wild to ask the GOP to back Mr. Biden’s push a $2.3 trillion investment in infrastructure.
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