McConnell Says Not One Republican Will Support Biden’s $4 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he does not believe a single Republican will support President Joe Biden’s $4.1 trillion infrastructure package.

In a press conference in Louisville, Kentucky, McConnell said Republicans would be open to a $600 billion package, but said Biden’s $4.1 trillion infrastructure package has very little to do with infrastructure.

“I think it’s worth talking about but I don’t think there will be any Republican support — none, zero — for the $4.1 trillion grab bag which has infrastructure in it but a whole lot of other stuff,” McConnell said in a press conference in Kentucky.

“We’re open to doing a roughly $600 billion package which deals with what all of us agree is infrastructure,” McConnell added. “If it’s going to be about infrastructure, let’s make it about infrastructure.”


President Joe Biden speaks with Representative Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, left, and Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, right, following a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photographer: Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A group of Senate Republicans, led by West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, have proposed a $568 billion infrastructure package. Biden and Capito had a conversation about an infrastructure deal last week according to The Hill. (RELATED: McConnell Says Biden Called Him To Talk About $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan)

Some of the proposals included in the infrastructure package would be free community collegeuniversal pre-K and a nationwide paid leave program, according to the New York Times. Republicans fear the plan would cause a massive tax hike.

In late March, 21 Senate Democrats sent a letter to Biden asking him to include recurring direct payments to individuals in his $3 trillion infrastructure plan, saying the $1,400 stimulus checks in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill were not enough.(RELATED: 21 Senate Democrats Call On Biden To Include Recurring Direct Payments In $3 Trillion Infrastructure Plan)

Biden called McConnell in March to discuss the infrastructure plan, which McConnell says was the first time they spoke since his inauguration on Jan. 20.