Senator Bill Cassidy has said Republicans and Democrats are “much closer than you think” on a bipartisan path for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, though the plan fits into a traditional definition of l ‘infrastructure.
“If you’re talking about a scope that is roads and bridges and the Internet and tunnels and airports and waterways, we can be pretty close,” the Louisiana Republican said on Fox News Sunday. “If you’re talking about spending hundreds of billions of dollars on utility unions, then we’re a long way off.”
Cassidy is part of the so-called gang of 10 Republican senators who are struggling to reach a compromise on infrastructure. There’s also a group of 10 Democrats working to find common ground, but the cohorts are separated by billions of dollars – mostly because Republicans want infrastructure defined more narrowly. And Republicans don’t like the $ 2 trillion price tag of Biden’s comprehensive plan.