President Biden on Monday vowed to “push as hard as I can” to pass a more than $2 trillion infrastructure proposal despite a lack of any bipartisan support.
Biden wants to pay for the bill with tax hikes on families that earn $400,000 or more, as well as investment income and businesses.
Republicans oppose the tax hikes and even some Democrats have expressed unease about their scope.
“I’m going to push as hard as I can, to compete with the rest of the world,” Biden told reporters at the White House as he returned from an Easter weekend trip to Camp David.
“Everybody else in the rest of the world is investing billions and billions of dollars in infrastructure and we’re going to do it here,” he said.
Biden insisted that Republicans “know we need it.” Asked if he was concerned about the tax hike on businesses driving companies out of the US, he said, “not at all”