Biden Claims Bipartisan Deal for $953B: While AOC Blasts it as ‘Non-Inclusive’

President Joe Biden announced his support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, which he called as “the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century – an investment that will make our economy more sustainable, resilient, and just.”

Twenty-one senators – 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats – have endorsed the framework.

“The President came into office promising to find common ground to get things done – and he’s delivering on that promise,” White House said in a written statement.

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“The Plan makes transformational and historic investments in clean transportation infrastructure, clean water infrastructure, universal broadband infrastructure, clean power infrastructure, remediation of legacy pollution, and resilience to the changing climate. Cumulatively across these areas, the Framework invests two-thirds of the resources that the President proposed in his American Jobs Plan,” continued White House.

Meanwhile immediate was the reaction from the lawmakers including Democrats. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted the deal as not inclusive and unacceptable.

“The diversity of this “bipartisan coalition” pretty perfectly conveys which communities get centered and which get left behind when leaders prioritize bipartisan dealmaking over inclusive lawmaking (which prioritizes delivering the most impact possible for the most people),” wrote in a tweet Ocasio-Cortez. “This is why a bipartisan pkg alone isn’t acceptable. The exclusion & denial of our communities is what DC bipartisan deals require. That’s how you get GOP on board : don’t do much/any for the working class & low income,or women, or poc communities, or unions,etc. We must do more.”

“That’s why folks can sometimes come across as careless when saying “well isn’t something better than nothing?” For many communities, their not having a seat at the table is a precondition for bipartisan deals to work in the 1st place. & that’s not only seen as normal, but valued,” said Ocasio-Cortez.

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