Here's what's in President Biden's counteroffer on infrastructure
Nearly two months after President Joe Biden laid out his massive plan to upgrade the nation's infrastructure, White House officials presented a slimmed-down version as a counteroffer to Republican lawmakers who are seeking a much smaller program.
The new plan would reduce the size of Biden's initial proposal, known as the American Jobs Plan, from $2.25 trillion to $1.7 trillion and make four key concessions, according to the counteroffer document obtained by CNN.
However, the White House also pointed to nine other areas that they consider important but that the GOP lawmakers either left out or funded at lower levels.
These include the $400 billion measure to bolster caregiving for aging and disabled Americans and improve the wages of home health workers, which is the second largest piece of Biden's plan, as well as investments in the remediation of brownfields and other environmental sites, the construction and modernization of veterans' hospitals, the enhancement of workforce development programs, the expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure, the elimination of lead pipes and the strengthening the resilience of transportation and other physical infrastructure to better extreme weather, among others.
Read more about President Biden's counteroffer on infrastructure here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/politics/biden-infrastructure-proposal-co...