House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters that Democrats acknowledged they would not allow any GOP provisions in a major infrastructure measure poised to pass the House this week.
McCarthy, a California Republican, said Monday that he met with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer about the $1.5 trillion infrastructure package.
“I said, ‘It’s very partisan,’ and he said, ‘Yes it is. That’s the way it’s going to be,’” McCarthy said, describing his conversation with Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat.
Republicans have complained that they were excluded from participating in writing the measure. It includes a significant focus on climate change, including proposed massive increases in investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and zero-emissions buses, as well as new grant programs incentivizing states to cut their transportation pollution.
The legislation would also extend tax credits for wind, solar, and carbon capture and create incentives for energy storage, among other clean energy tax provisions.
A spokeswoman for Hoyer has not yet