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Republicans reject Biden infrastructure bill despite reduced cost

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Washington (AFP) – Republican lawmakers have rejected a new White House infrastructure proposal that lowers the overall price tag in a bid to gain the opposition party’s support, potentially raising the likelihood President Joe Biden’s Democrats pass the measure on their own. The White House on Friday had proposed reducing the cost of the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan to $1.7 trillion by having other bills cover some of the projects it would pay for and cutting out some spending altogether, but a key Republican lawmaker said she still wouldn’t support it. “There continue to be vast differen…

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