Democrat Support for $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Falters

Democrat Support for $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Falters

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said Sunday he cannot support the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill in its current form.

Warner, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, told Axios the proposal falls short in its effort to alleviate alleged racial inequalities in housing. The Virginia Democrat seeks to add more funding for housing assistance.

“As currently written, this proposal falls short,” Warner said in a statement to Axios.

Warner helped craft the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill and has concerns with the $600 million fund for first-time homebuyers.

NEW: Sen. Mark Warner warned that he could vote against the $3.5 trillion budget package if more money isn’t added for housing assistance to close the racial wealth gap, Axios has learned.

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— Axios (@axios) September 12, 2021

He added, “I will be working in the Senate to make the American dream of homeownership and wealth creation more accessible to

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