Published On: Mon, Jun 28th, 2021

McConnell Says He Needs to See How Infrastructure Deal Will Be ‘Credibly Paid For’ Before Backing

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters on Monday that he remains undecided on whether to back the bipartisan infrastructure plan due to concerns about how the measure will be paid for. McConnell made the remarks at a press conference in Louisville, in response to a reporter asking whether he would support the $1.2 trillion package, which was hammered out last week by President Joe Biden and 10 senators—five from each party. “I haven’t decided yet,” McConnell said, The Hill reports. “We need to get a score, so we need to see whether the proposal is credibly paid for,” the Kentucky Republican added, referring to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) “scorekeeping” process of developing and recording measures of the likely budgetary impacts of proposed legislation. McConnell noted that past efforts to pass infrastructure legislation have been mired in disputes over how the measure should be paid for. The White … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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