Republicans took issue with the price tag on President Joe Biden’s agenda following his speech before a small group of House and Senate lawmakers at Wednesday night’s joint session of Congress.
Biden unveiled his American Family Plan, which stands at $1.8 trillion. Along with the administration’s $2.5 trillion American Jobs Plan and the already-signed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which comes out at a total of $6.2 trillion. The administration claims that it will be “fully paid for” in 15 years and bring down the deficit.
“Independent experts estimate the American Jobs Plan will add millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in economic growth for years to come. These are good-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced. Nearly 90% of the infrastructure jobs created in the American Jobs Plan don’t require a college degree. Seventy-five percent don’t require an associate’s degree,” Biden said in his address. “The Americans Jobs Plan is a blue-collar blueprint to