BY JORDAIN CARNEY April 23, 2021 Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Friday that Congress should focus on "conventional" infrastructure and floated breaking up President Biden's sweeping plan. Manchin, speaking at a press conference with a bipartisan group of lawmakers and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), said the administration and Congress should take Biden's plan "step by step" and focus first on areas that could get bipartisan support like water, roads, bridges and the internet. "What we think the greatest need we have now, that can be done in a bipartisan way, is conventional infrastructure whether it's the water, sewer, roads, bridges, Internet — things that we know need to be repaired, be fixed," Manchin said.
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