Biden to Ramp Up Pressure on Lawmakers in New Spending Pitch (1)

April 7, 2021, 12:04 PM

President Joe Biden is ramping up pressure on Republicans to support his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, appealing directly to GOP voters while lawmakers are in their home districts during the current congressional recess.

Biden will deliver his second major sales pitch in a week for the “American jobs plan” with a White House speech Wednesday, as he and his team reach out to governors, mayors and the broader public through phone calls, briefings and local TV appearances to make their case.

In addition to emphasizing the need for urgency, with the pandemic exposing weaknesses that left millions of families struggling,...

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