Senate Republicans’ potential embrace of a $1 trillion infrastructure package is an encouraging sign a bipartisan deal could be reached, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
“They seem to be embracing the idea that about a trillion is appropriate. So there’s movement in the right direction,” he told “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz. “But a lot of concerns — about things that are not in their counteroffer — they’re really important.”
The White House recently presented a reduced infrastructure package totaling $1.7 trillion, slashing about $550 billion from President Joe Biden’s initial infrastructure proposal. Senate Republicans countered that new offer on Thursday with a $928 billion proposal.