Manchin, Capito praise Republicans' infrastructure plan

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  7 comments

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Manchin, Capito praise Republicans' infrastructure plan
The West Virginia senators went on CNN to discuss the latest high-priced battle in the chamber.

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The West Virginia senators went on CNN to discuss the latest high-priced battle in the chamber.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin called the Republican proposal "a good start." | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

West Virginian Sens. Joe Manchin (D) and Shelley Moore Capito (R) on Sunday both voiced their support for Republicans' nearly $600 billion infrastructure counteroffer to Biden's $2.2 trillion plan.

Republicans last week unveiled the proposal, which is about a quarter the size of Biden's plan, and several Democrats have spoken out against it.

But Manchin told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" that the Republican plan is "a good start. It really is, and I'm glad they did it."

Manchin also said he supported the effort to work on "traditional infrastructure," separately from other issues.

"We just have to look to see if we have gotten everything in there that we need," he added. "And we will be working on that together. So, I'm very, very pleased with that. And this is the way we start negotiations. And they have put their best foot forward, but it's a starting point. … And it's not the finishing line."

Capito echoed Manchin's stance later in the segment, telling Bash that "the president asked for our plan, and we thought it was really important to put a marker in to show what we thought was important, what's going to be the job-creating infrastructure plan, and how much it would be."

Capito said Republicans are "open" to moving the price tag on their infrastructure plan and that "there's no reason we shouldn't be able to get to an agreed amount at this point."

Manchin did say he supported some of the other aspects of Biden's plan but just didn't want those things included in the infrastructure plan.

"I do think they should be separated, because, when you start putting so much into one bill, which we call an omnibus bill, makes it very, very difficult for the public to understand," he said.

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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

An infrastructure plan that's about infrastructure.  What a great idea!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

When has the gop/republicans ever come up with an infrastructure plan that wasn't chock full of pork?  Or any kind of plan?  Like healthcare

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @2    3 weeks ago
When has the gop/republicans ever come up with an infrastructure plan that wasn't chock full of pork?

"In June 1956,  Eisenhower  signed the Federal Aid  Highway  Act of 1956 into law.  Under  the act, the federal government would pay for 90 percent of the cost of construction of Interstate  Highways . Each Interstate  Highway  was required to be a freeway with at least four lanes and no at-grade crossings."

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FLYNAVY1
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2.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    3 weeks ago

So you had to go back more than six decades.....  Speaks volumes...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

And how many infrastructure projects have democrats completed?

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    3 weeks ago
Highway  Act of 1956

You conveniently left out Hale Boggs and Albert Gore Sr who put the legislation together. Omissions don't make you look good Vic.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

No, they make you look bad.

 
 
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