Energy secretary: Biden ready to push infrastructure plan without GOP support

Energy secretary: Biden ready to push infrastructure plan without GOP support


A top Biden official said Sunday that the president is open to pushing his $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan through Congress without Republican support.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm suggested that the White House may pursue passing the legislation through the parliamentary procedure known as reconciliation that requires a simple majority in the narrowly divided 50-50 Senate.

Senate Democrats used it to approve Biden’s $1.9 coronavirus stimulus plan last month.

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“As he has said, he was sent to the presidency to do a job for America, and if the vast majority of Americans, Democrats and Republicans, across the country support spending on our country and not allowing us to lose the race globally, then he’s going to do that,” Granholm said of her boss on CNN’s “State of the Union,” although she added that the president would prefer bipartisan support.

“His sincere preference, his open hand, is to Republicans to come to the table and say, ‘if you don’t like this how

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