Sumary of Bipartisan spending proposal faces backlash from progressive Dems:
- A bipartisan spending proposal put forward by a group of senators Thursday is already drawing criticism from some progressive Democrats, who are amping up pressure on the Biden administration to go it alone on a sweeping, multitrillion-dollar spending package..
- The proposal would spend $974 billion over five years and $1.2 trillion if continued over eight years, the source said..
- But some Democrats want President Biden to abandon bipartisan talks and pursue his initial $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan unilaterally..
- The measure, first unveiled at the beginning of April, would make massive investments in the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges, as well as transit systems, green energy, veterans’ hospitals and care for disabled and elderly Americans….