For Biden, the measure would create more jobs in the country. “Together we will rebuild American infrastructure and create millions of well-paid union jobs in the process,” he wrote on Twitter.
On Friday, the US President met with opposition Senator Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia) to discuss the Republican proposal.
“The president thanked them for their effort and goodwill, but also indicated that the current proposal does not meet their goals of growing the economy, tackling the climate crisis and creating new jobs,” the US government said.
Spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement that talks would continue through next week.
Last week, a group of GOP senators released a $928 billion infrastructure spending plan. However, only about $257 billion exceeded previously estimated federal spending. According to the White House, during Friday’s meeting, the senator proposed raising that amount by US$50 billion to US$307 billion, which Biden rejected.
Democrats indicated last Thursday that he could cut his proposed $1.7 trillion in infrastructure spending to $1 trillion, but he stuck to the idea of raising a corporate tax to finance the package, which Republicans reject. .