He wanted this badly….
Remember he was a Senator….
He’s NOT a ALL or Nothing guy….
This IS a a place he’s comfortable to be at…
Progressives are NOT gonna be happy….
Don’t bet on a reconciliation bill having tax increases or being trillions….
President Biden struck an infrastructure deal on Thursday with a bipartisan group of senators, signing on to their plan to provide about $579 billion in new investments in roads, broadband internet, electric utilities and other projects in hopes of moving a crucial piece of his economic agenda through Congress.
“We have a deal,” Mr. Biden said outside the White House, standing beside a group of Republicans and Democrats after a meeting in the Oval Office where they outlined their proposal. “I think it’s really important we’ve all agreed that none of us got all that we wanted.”
His endorsement marked a breakthrough in his efforts to forge an infrastructure compromise, but it was far from a guarantee that the package would be enacted. Top Democrats have made it clear that the plan, which constitutes a fraction of the $4 trillion economic proposal Mr. Biden has put forth, can only move in tandem with a much larger package of spending and tax increases that Democrats are planning to try to push through Congress unilaterally, over the opposition of Republicans….
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