By Steven Allen Adams, The Weirton Daily Times
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Republicans, led by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, presented President Joe Biden Thursday with a counteroffer to the White House’s compromise on his massive infrastructure package.
Capito, the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a press conference Thursday morning on Capitol Hill with senators Pat Toomey, R-Pa., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
The new counteroffer for the Republican Roadmap infrastructure proposal increased the price tag from $568 billion to $928 billion spread out over eight years.
“We believe that this counteroffer delivers on what President Biden told us…and that is to try to reach somewhere near a trillion dollars over an eight-year period of time that would include our baselines in spending,” Capito said. “We have achieved that goal with this counteroffer.” …