The President of the United States, Joe Biden, had stepped out and announced that “we have a deal” for the incoming infrastructure package that would help pave roads and buildings for the nation.
He tells news sources and the public that “We had a really good meeting and to answer your direct question, we have a deal. I think it’s really important, we’ve all agreed that, none of us got all what we wanted, I clearly didn’t get all I wanted, they gave more than I think maybe they were inclined to give in the first place”.
The plan includes a budget of $1.2 trillion to spend over the next eight years. In the next five years, there will be a budget of $973 billion to fix infrastructure.
Biden had been surrounded by a group of senators that were led by the Democratic Senator, Kyrsten Sinema and Senator of the Republican party, Rob Portman.
Both parties had figured out a compromised, agreeing on the price tag of the budget and then they would figure out how they would actually budget out the plan in the future.
Other senators who were a part of the planning include Republican Senators Bill Cassidy, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Democrat Senators Joe Manchin, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Warner, and Jon Tester.
Although the parties are quote-on-quote, “divided,” this plan has become a progressive step into working together and being “rational” with one another. Biden also comments on his relationship with the members of the Senate, saying that he has been a part of the community since the age of 30.
He says, “Where I come from and in my years in the Senate, the single greatest currency you have is your word, keeping your word. I don’t agree with them on a lot of things, but I trust them when I say this is a deal, we’ll stick to the deal. Just like I doubt you’ll find any one of them who will say they don’t trust me when I say, “OK, this is a deal, on these issues, this is a deal we’ll stick with”.
Republicans have also touched upon their successes by co-operating with the opposing party. The bill would cover priorities that are necessary for the country.