McConnell Says ‘Zero’ Republicans Will Back Biden’s Infrastructure Package

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) addresses reporters following a weekly Senate Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

No Republican senator will back President Biden’s infrastructure plan as written, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said at a press conference on Monday.

“I don’t think there will be any Republican support — none, zero — for the $4.1 trillion grab bag which has infrastructure in it but a whole lot of other stuff,” McConnell told reporters. “We’re open to doing a roughly $600 billion package which deals with what all of us agree is infrastructure….If it’s going to be about infrastructure, let’s make it about infrastructure.”

McConnell’s reference to a “$4.1 trillion grab bag” would include Biden’s roughly $2 trillion infrastructure package as well as his $1.8 trillion “American Families Plan,” which invests heavily in education and childcare.

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