Transport Topics By Bloomberg News February 24, 2021
A Senate committee began consideration Feb. 24 of President Joe Biden’s follow-up to the pandemic-relief bill: a major push on infrastructure.
At the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing on Biden’s “Build Back Better” initiative, lawmakers and witnesses from both sides of the aisle spoke enthusiastically about the need for substantial federal investment in infrastructure. But Republicans warned not to scale up the bill too much.
“The strong bipartisan support that exists for a surface transportation reauthorization bill and other infrastructure legislation will not extend to a multitrillion-dollar package that is stocked full with ideologically driven, one-size-fits-all policies,” said West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the senior Republican on the committee.
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