President Joe Biden is open to splitting his infrastructure proposal into separate parts and passing one through reconciliation in the Senate and another with bipartisan support.
The revelation came during White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s Wednesday gaggle with reporters on board Air Force One and marks the furthest the administration has gone in terms of publicly endorsing the reconciliation process on infrastructure.
“Yes,” she flatly responded when asked if the president supports passing part of the package through reconciliation. “I mean, the point is, it’s moving on several paths, so even as we negotiate an infrastructure bill, right, portions of the American Jobs Plan are already moving forward on several fronts.”
“There are components of the president’s proposals, including the extension of the child tax credit, making pre-K universal, making community college free, that are not a part of the negotiations