Biden's infrastructure plan tests his definition of bipartisanship
May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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US President Joe Biden delivers remarks at an event marking Amtrack's 50th Anniversary at the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 30, 2021. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
The Biden administration often says that though their policies are not getting bipartisan support in Congress, they're widely supported by Americans across the country. But as President Joe Biden embarks on a multi-state tour to promote his sweeping infrastructure and jobs plan, that argument is being tested.
But as President Joe Biden embarks on a multi-state tour to promote his sweeping infrastructure and jobs plan, that argument is being tested.
CNN spoke to dozens of voters -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- in Yorktown, Virginia, about Biden's plans to reshape the economy ahead of the President's trip to the area on Monday.
Residents there showed mixed support for Biden's infrastructure proposals, indicating the President has some work to do to convince everyday Americans to back his plan.
Unlike Biden's $1. 9 trillion coronavirus relief package -- which was signed into law in March without support from Republicans in Congress but remained broadly popular among Americans -- the President has yet to fully convince the American public to support his infrastructure plan.
Many of the Virginians who spoke with CNN said they approved of Biden's vision and highlighted specific pieces they liked, such as the plan's education initiatives.
Donna Elliott, a Republican, said she liked the plan's investments in traditional infrastructure, but said the administration's plan to include other priorities goes too far.