Susan Collins floats unused aid, electric vehicle fees to fund $1.2T infrastructure bill – About Your Online Magazine

A bipartisan group of 10 senators wants to use unspent COVID-19 relief money and new taxes on electric vehicles as two of the main ways to pay for its $1.2 trillion eight-year infrastructure plan, the senator said. Susan Collins from Maine on Sunday. .

The group outlined its plan on Thursday, but provided some details. That would include $579 billion in new spending but limit it to basic infrastructure like roads, bridges and broadband, leaving aside social programs and a corporate tax increase favored by President Joe Biden.

It is the latest in a series of attempts to break an impasse on the issue between the White House and the Republicans. Biden interrupt negotiations with Senate Republicans last week, but the new bipartisan group quickly slipped out of the margins of that deal. A group of 58 members of the Chamber equally divided between the parties has submitted its own $1.25 trillion proposal.

Paula Fonseca