More than a week after President Joe Biden unveiled the second of a two-part spending package that totals more than $4 trillion, Republicans signaled unanimous opposition.
“I don’t think there will be any Republican support,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Monday at a press conference in Louisville. “None. Zero.”
McConnell made the remarks as the White House geared up for more bipartisan talks with Congress this week.
A narrow window for action and huge differences between the parties about the size and cost of legislation may make a deal impossible, however.
McConnell called the Biden proposal a “$4.1 trillion grab bag, which has infrastructure in it but a whole lot of other stuff.”
The Biden two-part plan would tackle infrastructure, climate change, child care, healthcare, education, and much more.
Republicans say they are interested in infrastructure spending but are only willing to spend a fraction of what the Biden administration proposed