2021-05-26 11:15:01

Why Is Biden Already Compromising On Infrastructure?


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with John Paul Mejia about President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan.

President Joe Biden, facing Republican obstructionism over most if not all of his legislative agenda, has decided to offer a compromise at the get-go on his infrastructure proposal. Initially billed at $2.25 trillion, the President offered a slimmed-down package to the tune of $1.7 trillion. Unfazed, Republicans made a laughably small counteroffer of $568 billion. Climate activists, who had already claimed the initial package didn’t go far enough, are stunned that the President would try to compromise with a party seemingly uninterested in negotiation.

John Paul Mejia, Climate activist and educator, Organizer & Spokesperson at Sunrise Movement

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