White House makes $1.7 trillion infrastructure counteroffer to Senate Republicans

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White House aides working on a bipartisan infrastructure deal made a counteroffer on Friday to Republican senators, reducing their initial proposal by $600 billion.

The latest offer would cost $1.7 trillion over a decade, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

In order to trim the original $2.3 trillion plan down to $1.7 trillion, the White House would reduce funding for rural broadband, as well as for bridges and roads.

It would also shift funding for research and development, small businesses and supply chain improvements from this package over to…


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