Former President Donald Trump called on “RINO Republicans” to stop working on a two-party $ two-party infrastructure plan, warning that they “are just being played by the radical left-wing Democrats.”
“[T]hi will not give you anything! Trump said in a statement issued late Friday.
The compromise package – which was presented by President Biden last month and is still being drafted – includes $ 579 billion. In new spending of $ 300 billion. Allocated for transportation and $ 250 billion. For broadband, electricity and water infrastructure.
While a bill could reach the Senate floor for a vote as soon as July 19, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she will not bring it up in Parliament until the Senate has passed a much larger bill ̵
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he believed “there is a decent chance” that the bipartisan bill “might come together.”
“All I have said is that I would like it to be paid for,” he told the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “We have added enough government debt.”
Republicans have insisted that the legislation should not be paid for by undoing the 2017 tax cuts passed by Trump, a point the 45th president stressed Friday night.
“It is very important that Senate Republicans do not allow our hard-earned tax cuts to end or change in an upward trajectory in any way, shape or form,” he said. “They should not enter into agreements to raise taxes for the false infrastructure proposals put forward by Democrats, almost all of which go to the ridiculous Green New Deal Marxist agenda.
“Keep the Trump administrations [sic] tax cuts right where they are, ”he added. “Do not allow tax increases. When I think about it, I’ve never seen anything so easy to win politically. ”
Democrats hope the larger bill will address so-called “unconventional infrastructure” and include initiatives to tackle climate change and additional spending on social care programs.