(AP) — Republican senators have outlined a $928 billion infrastructure proposal that’s a counteroffer to President Joe Biden’s more sweeping plan.
The two sides are struggling to negotiate a bipartisan compromise and remain far apart on how to pay for the massive spending. The Republicans want to tap unused COVID-19 money to help pay for it. Biden is set to lay out the choice before the country at a speech later Thursday in Cleveland.
The senators say their offer delivers on “core infrastructure investments” that Biden has focused on as areas of potential bipartisan agreement. But their plan had a cool response from the White House.