Democrats split in response to GOP compromise infrastructure offer

Democrats split in response to GOP compromise infrastructure offer


Moderate and progressive Democrats in the Senate are at odds with one another over how to respond to Republicans’ $568 billion infrastructure counter-offer.

On one side are Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), all of whom have reacted positively to Republicans providing an alternative to Democrats’ mammoth $2 trillion proposal.

Coons, a close Biden ally who sits in the president’s former Senate seat, has publicly advocated for taking a bipartisan approach to passing an infrastructure package.

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In that spirit of bipartisanship, Coons appeared over the weekend on Fox News alongside Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tx.), an ally of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), to reveal they were working on a compromise package.

“It strikes me as a serious attempt at providing a counteroffer that meets the general framework that I was hoping for,” Coons replied when asked Thursday by Politico about the GOP proposal.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters after the

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