On Sunday, a key GOP legislator, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), negotiating a two-party sweeping infrastructure deal, said that the US President has no intention of rejecting a 1.2T dollar infrastructure measure Mr. Biden agreed to past week even though initially the American leader stated he would reject it if US Congress doesn’t also approve social spending lawmaking.
One of the five GOP centrists, Sen. Romney, who negotiated the infrastructure package with Joe Biden to modernize the nation’s damaged roads, bridges, and rail, told CNN that Joe Biden’s other effort wasn’t linked to the infrastructure effort. Romney said, ‘I do trust the President’ when asked if he took sitting president’s backtracking in good faith.
GOP Sen. Mitt Romney says he believes there are enough Republican votes to support the negotiated, standalone, bipartisan infrastructure deal and that he takes Pres. Biden “at his word.”
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) June 27, 2021
Romney said that GOPs are expressing “Absolutely, NO” to Democrats’ human infrastructure spending. He added, do not increase taxes; repair the roads, bridges, and rail infrastructure. Moreover, he said, ‘Get it Done.’
Romney further said that he thinks the American president is making a big mistake with social spending. He added they aren’t heading for a bill worth many trillions.
Democrats Attempt to Tie Together Two Bills
Including US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, several congressional Democrats made evident that a two-party infrastructure package was possible only if paired with another package that targeted the party’s other primacies like climate change, family, and labor policy.
On Thursday, President Biden said that’ I am not signing the legislation if that bipartisan agreement is the only thing that comes to him.’
Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana said that the remarks blindsided him. However, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called the measure ‘extortion.’
American President said he hopes United States Congress approves both legislation pieces, even though Biden good understands GOPs would oppose the social safety spending, with that lawmaking possibly only garnering support from Democrats in the politically divided US Congress.
Mr. Biden said Saturday he reverses his decision noting they understandably upset some GOPs, and they gave the impression that he was issuing a veto warning on the same plan he had just agreed to, which was certainly not his intent.
The President of the USA said that he gave his word to support the infrastructure package, and that is what he aims to do. Moreover, Biden wants to pursue the passage of that bill, which GOPs and Democrats agreed to on June 24 (Thursday), with spirit.
Furthermore, Biden said that it would be good for their country, for the US economy, suitable for their people. Also, he fully stands behind the plan without hesitation and reservation.
Sen. Cassidy said on ‘Meet the Press’ that the infrastructure bill is good for the USA, for all US people. And if they sink both, they would lose the advantage of the infrastructure package.
Romney said on CNN that GOPs are willing to support the real infrastructure plan that does not increase taxes. Meanwhile, several legislators continued to support Biden’s plan while urging limits from within their party.