According to a recent article by CNBC, 11 GOP senators have backed the blueprint for a bipartisan infrastructure bill, shining light on a possible agreement.
“In a statement Wednesday, 21 Democratic and GOP senators endorsed the roughly $1 trillion proposal, which would not raise taxes on corporations or wealthy individuals,” wrote Jacob Pramuk of CNBC. “The plan would revamp transportation, broadband and water, but would not meet many Democrats’ goals for investments in clean energy and social programs.”
“We look forward to working with our Republican and Democratic colleagues to develop legislation based on this framework to address America’s critical infrastructure challenges,” senators said in a statement.
However, a number of democrats in the Senate have expressed some intentions on voting against the deal, arguing that that the framework does not do enough to fight income inequality, as well as climate change, according to the article. Any opposition by Democrats would require upwards of 10 Republicans to back it for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation in the Senate.
The President has mentioned that he has not seen the bipartisan plan, however, will be briefed on it by Thursday.