Sen. Bill Cassidy said Republicans and Democrats are “a lot closer than you might think” on a bipartisan path for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, if the plan fits into a traditional definition of infrastructure.
“If you’re talking about a scope which is roads and bridges and internet and tunnels and airports and waterways, we can be pretty close,” the Louisiana Republican said on “Fox News Sunday.” “If you’re talking about spending hundreds of billions of dollars to benefit public services unions, then we are far apart.”
Cassidy is part of the so-called Gang of 10 Republican senators working to reach compromise on infrastructure. There’s also a group of 10 Democrats working to find common ground, but the cohorts are trillions of dollars apart — mainly because Republicans want infrastructure to be more narrowly defined. And Republicans don’t like the $2 trillion price tag of Biden’s full plan.