Press secretary Jen Psaki revealed Friday that the White House is offering to bring the price tag of its infrastructure package down more than a half-trillion dollars, from $2.25 trillion to $1.7 trillion, as negotiations with Republicans continue.
“In our view, this is the art of seeking common ground,” she said.
She said the new proposal trimmed some investments in research and development, supply chain manufacturing and small businesses out of the plan. It also reduced funding for broadband access to meet the level proposed by GOP lawmakers, from $100 billion to $65 billion.
Republicans had earlier countered Biden’s original plan with a $568 billion offer.
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