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White House slashes infrastructure proposal in bid to lure Republicans

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Washington (AFP) – The White House on Friday proposed lowering the price tag of President Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure spending package by half-a-trillion dollars in a bid to attract support from the Republican opposition. Biden in March proposed the American Jobs Plan, which was initially envisioned to cost around $2.3 trillion and direct money towards fixing roads and bridges as well as expanding services like broadband internet and increasing climate change resiliency across the United States. But with his Democratic Party controlling Congress by a small margin, Biden is under pressu…

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