Biden abandons infrastructure talks after Senate GOP refuses to back tax hikes
Republicans balked at the sum, arguing that any infrastructure package should focus exclusively on repairing the nation's roads and bridges. 1
Both sides had since compromised to an extent. 1Republicans upped their initial price ceiling, offering to spend close to $1 trillion. 1The White House similarly conceded ground, trimming its proposed spending from $2.25 trillion to $1.7 trillion. 1
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