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Senate Republicans have now put together a counteroffer to President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.7 Trillion dollar proposal which itself comes in at a still shockingly huge $928 billion dollars.

As The Hill reports:

The latest offer is substantially more than the $568 billion infrastructure framework the group led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) introduced in April, but it’s still far short of the $1.7 trillion counteroffer that White House officials came back with last week.

“Senate Republicans continue to negotiate in good faith,” Capito told reporters Thursday morning. “We’ve had a lot a good dialogue with the White House.

“We’re trying to get to that common goal of reaching a bipartisan infrastructure agreement that we talked about in the Oval Office with the president several weeks ago and I talked with him even previous to that,” she added.

Capito said Thursday morning the counteroffer largely reflects what Biden told the group at the White House meeting: It had to be close to $1 trillion to get his support.

Should Republicans be attempting to compromise with Biden at all on an infrastructure deal? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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