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McConnell Wants Infrastructure De-Linked From Spending Bill (2)

June 28, 2021, 4:53 PM

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell demanded that President Joe Biden pressure Democratic congressional leaders to follow him in separating a bipartisan $579 billion infrastructure plan from a larger tax and spending bill that would carry out the rest of his economic agenda.

Biden “has appropriately de-linked a potential bipartisan infrastructure bill from the massive, unrelated tax-and-spend plans that Democrats want to pursue on a partisan basis,” McConnell said in a statement Monday. He said that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should follow suit and that Biden should “make sure they follow his lead.”

Mitch McConnell
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