Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team
April 23, 2021
NSBA Weekly Update – Congressional Update
Senate Republicans Release Infrastructure Counteroffer
Late last month, President Biden unveiled a long anticipated legislative framework to invest roughly $2.3 trillion in infrastructure projects. This proposal, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, would include over $100 billion in funding specifically dedicated to modernizing and building new K-12 school facilities. It would also heavily invest in the nation’s digital infrastructure, proposing $100 billion to expand broadband access and affordability. Congressional Republicans, however, have largely been opposed to President Biden’s vision investments in the nation’s infrastructure, primarily arguing that the proposal is too costly and would raise taxes.
On Thursday, April 22, a group of Senate Republicans led by Sen. Capito (R-WV) released a $568 billion high-level framework outlining the caucus’ counter proposal to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Unlike the Biden administration’s plan, Senate Republicans do not intend to invest in the… [READ FULL UPDATE]