President Joe Biden may be pushing a liberal wish list of legislative priorities, but he made a personal pitch for cooperation on infrastructure investment and cancer research.
“Investments in jobs and infrastructure, like the ones we’re talking about, have often had bipartisan support in the past,” Biden said Wednesday during his address to a joint session of Congress.
Biden referenced his meetings with Democrats and Republicans in the White House and applauded GOP senators for proposing a $568 billion counteroffer to his $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan.
“So let’s get to work,” Biden said.
Republicans have complained Biden’s American Jobs Plan’s top-line cost is too high and its scope is too broad. For example, it proposes $400 billion in funding for caregivers and senior and disabilities services.
A group of Republican senators, led by West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, has