Biden White House confirms $3T infrastructure bill will be in two parts

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on March 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. Later on Monday, President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on the COVID-19 response and the state of vaccinations. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 29: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on March 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:05 PM PT – Monday, March 29, 2021

The Biden administration confirmed their massive $3 trillion infrastructure bill will be divided into two parts. In an interview Sunday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki explained the first bill would likely address roads, bridges and rural broadband access while the second would cover health and childcare.

The decision to divide the proposal was an apparent move to get Republicans on board with at least the first part of the bill as the second could possibly receive pushback from the GOP. Senate Republicans had already been uneasy about the overall price tag as tax hikes and national debt were key factors amid the legislation.

“It’s a spending problem there and we pushed nearly $6 trillion of COVID-related spending in the last 12 months, now add another what? $3 trillion or more?” questioned Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.). “They’re talking about massive spending increases, high tax increases. This is a recipe that’s going to take us to a bad place in our economy. So, this is the fight right now. It’s 50/50 Senate right now [with] narrow margins in the House. This will be an interesting battle, but I can’t support these massive spending increases and…massive tax increases as well.”

On Monday, the press secretary said Joe Biden would unveil his infrastructure plan, including the details on how to pay for it, on Wednesday. Along with Republican opposition, Senate Democrats also must contend with the moderates in their own party who hold sway over the divided upper chamber.

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