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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:07 PM

Biden willing to negotiate aspects of $2 trillion infrastructure plan: Energy Secretary Granholm

Source: abc




"He knows that his current plan is going to be changed," she said on "This Week"


By Meg Cunningham April 11, 2021, 12:17 PM

President Joe Biden could alter some aspects of his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal and may be open to breaking it up into several smaller packages, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

"The president is willing to negotiate what this looks like," Granholm told "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos. "He knows that his current plan is going to be changed. That's the nature of compromise, so whether it is in one big package or several packages, he wants to talk to Republicans."

Given the widespread interest in adopting new infrastructure and updating old technology, Granholm said Biden wants to achieve bipartisan support.

"A lot of the Republicans that he's talking to have actually introduced bills that are consonant with what's in this package," she said. "These are things that Democrats and Republicans know need to happen. It's just a question of the process to be able to get to the finish line."

Biden is set to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Monday to discuss his infrastructure plan...........................
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Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bidens-infrastructure-plan-train-workers-create-green-energy/story?id=76996283





I am so glad to see Jennifer Granholm in the Biden Admin. Love her. smart gal




Granholm argues 'infrastructure' meaning is out of date, despite mockery from Republicans

The Democrats' effort to broaden the meaning of "infrastructure" has been mocked



https://www.foxnews.com/politics/granholm-infrastructure-encourages-redefinition

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Sunday urged lawmakers to rethink the meaning of infrastructure as Democrats face ridicule for their attempts to redefine the term.
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"Historically, it's been 'what makes the economy move?'" Granholm said on ABC's "This Week." "What is it that we all need to ensure we as citizens are productive?"


"In 1990 we wouldn't have thought that broadband was infrastructure because it wasn't on the scene yet, but of course we have broadband in every pocket of the nation."

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Reply Biden willing to negotiate aspects of $2 trillion infrastructure plan: Energy Secretary Granholm (Original post)
riversedge Apr 11 OP
XanaDUer2 Apr 11 #1
OnDoutside Apr 11 #3
riversedge Apr 11 #2
XanaDUer2 Apr 11 #4
twodogsbarking Apr 11 #5
PoliticAverse Apr 11 #6
IthinkThereforeIAM Apr 11 #7
LudwigPastorius Apr 12 #8

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:10 PM

1. And here we go nt

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:19 PM

3. It could always be added to !

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 03:43 PM

2. ..Stephanopoulos challenged Granholm on the perceived necessity of economic recovery.





...........Stephanopoulos challenged Granholm on the perceived necessity of economic recovery.

"We are still in the hole, but the economy is starting to grow at a rapid clip. Do you think that's going to be make it more difficult to get the support you need right now?" he asked.

Granholm credited the Biden administration's initial coronavirus relief bill as a step in the right direction, as the country moves toward economic recovery.

"Even though the economy is growing, it's growing because of the excellent execution that this administration has made on getting shots in arms, and in getting checks in people's pockets. This is actually recovery," she said of the infrastructure proposal.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:27 PM

4. Georgie

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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 06:49 PM

6. So it's "Biden willing to negotiate away aspects of his infrastructure plan". n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:39 PM

7. Politics is compromise...


... and if you get 50% of what you originally asked for/proposed, then you were successful. That is a quote I recall from the days of Tom Daschle.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:44 PM

8. Meh....


Joe Biden is saying what needs to be said, but we have seen that he is willing to steamroll those GOP punks and go it alone when necessary.

I'm not worried AT ALL.

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