The complex budget strategy will allow Senate Democrats to pass Biden’s expansionary infrastructure plan with a simple majority in the Senate. However, Klain declined on Thursday to comment on whether the White House has determined that it will seek to circumvent the obstructors, saying he “will not participate in the legislative strategy today.”
He said: “We just launched this plan yesterday.” Congress adjourned. We will start bringing members here…After the Easter break, we will have a dialogue with Congress-discussing how to move forward with the House and Senate, Democrats, and Republicans. If possible, we hope to move forward on a bipartisan basis. I think there is some hope for this. “
Biden announced his infrastructure plans at an event in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, which included a series of investments in roads, bridges and public transportation, as well as improved access to clean water, broadband, and care for the elderly and the disabled. The government has proposed to rewrite the corporate tax law to cover legal costs, including increasing the tax rate paid by companies from 21
“Look, I think this is a national need. As the president said, people have to decide whether to achieve the goal or divide the goal. We intend to achieve this goal.” “When I talked to Republicans, I also saw that they too I want to achieve my goals.”
Republicans in Congress criticized Biden’s efforts to reverse the corporate component of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cuts, and progressive Democrats complained that the government’s infrastructure plans did not have enough reach. But Klein said the White House will not be intimidated by criticism from Congress.
“Finally, I want to be clear: the work done by the elected chairman,” he said. “Part of this job is to prepare this country to win the future. That’s what he has to do.”