USA Today - Jim Sergent, Joey Garrison and Sean Rossman

Negotiations over a bipartisan infrastructure package pushed by President Joe Biden have dragged on for weeks

Biden began with a massive $2.25 trillion price tag for his American Jobs Plan, which he billed as a "generational investment" in not only traditional  infrastructure such as roads, bridges, airports and broadband expansion – but also the "caregiving economy," electric vehicles, research and development, manufacturing, supply chains and the green economy. 

Republicans slammed the proposal, accusing Biden of loading the package with a slew of liberal social programs and causes that stray far off from traditional infrastructure. Republican counterproposals have been much smaller and focused on physical infrastructure.

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