Newt Gingrich: Biden's infrastructure plan would kill jobs

McConnell has described Biden’s corporate tax increase scheme as a ‘Trojan horse

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (31 March) unveiled the American Jobs Plan, through which the US Government will invest $15bn in demonstration projects for climate research and development (R&D), including hydrogen and utility-scale energy storage.

The American Jobs Plan, however, is not the first time Biden has shown his faith in hydrogen, as well as other clean fuels.

Biden is seeking to implement several new tax measures, which include an increase in all domestic corporate taxes.

"Working with my team here at the White House, these Cabinet members will represent me in dealing with Congress, engage the public in selling the plan and help work out the details as we refine it and move forward", Biden said during his short remarks in the East Room.

But one area unlikely to receive support from Republican McConnell is the tax increase, which he has characterised as a "Trojan horse".

At a news conference in Owensboro, Kentucky, McConnell said the Biden proposal underscores deep philosophical differences between Republicans and Democrats over taxes and the national debt.

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"I think that package that they're putting together now as much as we would like to address infrastructure is not going to get support from our side", McConnell said Thursday.

Part of Biden's plan includes an initiative to expand the move away from gasoline-powered vehicles with almost $175 billion earmarked for this effort, according to a fact sheet of Biden's plan.

Democrats control both chambers of Congress by narrow margins.

Usually, 60 votes are required to pass any legislation into final law.

The meeting was expected to focus on not only infrastructure but the continued implementation and communication on Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, as well as to outline the role many Cabinet members will play on infrastructure, according to a White House official.

In the House of Representatives, the Democratic majority is slightly more comfortable, and if there aren't any major defections, Speaker Nancy Pelosi hopes to pass the Biden plan in early July.

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