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McConnell Says ‘Zero’ Senate Republicans Will Support Biden’s ‘$4.1 Trillion Grab Bag’ Spending Plan

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday not one Senate Republican will support the more than $4 trillion in spending recently unveiled by President Joe Biden.

Biden has proposed a $2.3 trillion package that includes infrastructure repairs and other Democratic priorities as well as a $1.8 trillion plan to fund education, child care and more. Biden wants to increase corporate taxes and taxes on wealthier Americans to pay for his plans.

During an appearance at the University of Louisville, McConnell said the spending includes a lot beyond infrastructure.

“There’s more money in there for electric cars than there are for roads, and bridges, and ports, and water lines … broadband, which we would all concede is infrastructure,” he said.

“A whole lot of the rest of this money is for a whole lot of things that have nothing to do with infrastructure.”

“So I think I can pretty safely say, none of my Republican colleagues are going to support a $4.1 trillion infrastructure package, only part of which is for infrastructure,” he said.

“So what we have offered is to support a more narrow proposal,” he said, referencing a proposal from Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia that would spend $568 billion on infrastructure, according to Fox News.

He said that plan “protects what all of us would agree is infrastructure and does not revisit the 2017 tax bill to pay for it.”

“The new administration wants to undo the most significant domestic accomplishment — other than judges — of the previous four years, and that is the 2017 tax bill,” he said. “How to pay for the infrastructure bill on our side — we’re not going to revisit the 2017 tax bill.”

“We’re open to doing a roughly $600 billion package which deals with what all of us would agree is inf… (Read more)