Biden to make rare trip to red state for infrastructure pitch in Louisiana

Biden will visit Louisiana, going over the heads of Republican foes in Congress, to seek bipartisan voter support for his infrastructure and jobs plan.

5/6/2021 3:38:00 PM

President Biden is making his first stop in a red state to pitch his multitrillion-dollar infrastructure and jobs proposal, heading to Louisiana on Thursday as he seeks to redefine more broadly what it means to win bipartisan support.

Biden will visit Louisiana, going over the heads of Republican foes in Congress, to seek bipartisan voter support for his infrastructure and jobs plan.

last month. However, only one-third of Republicans in those polls backed the plans.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled Wednesday that he would dig in his heels in Congress. “One hundred percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration,” he said

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during an event in his home state.Biden brushed off the comment when reporters at the White House asked about it, recalling, “I was able to get a lot done with him” after McConnell said something similar when former President Obama was in office and Biden was vice president.

“I’m willing to compromise,” Biden said, but “I’m not willing to deficit-spend.” He blamed Republicans for putting the nation “$2 trillion in the hole” with tax cuts that disproportionately benefited the wealthy and didn’t produce the promised economic growth to offset the loss in revenue. headtopics.com

In traveling to Louisiana to make his case, Biden will be in a place that has been a Republican stronghold in presidential and recent Senate elections. But the state has a Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, who said he was looking forward to welcoming Biden.

“We have billions of dollars in backlogged infrastructure projects in Louisiana, and I am thankful for federal support to tackle these challenges, create jobs and improve life for our people,” Edwards tweeted.Brian Brox, a political science professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, said Biden’s pitch could receive a tepid response, particularly in Lake Charles, which is home to refineries, pipelines and petrochemical plants. Biden has pledged that the transition to clean energy to combat climate change will generate new jobs, but doubters abound in such areas, where the oil and gas industry remains what Brox called “a way of life.”

“It’s not terribly persuasive,” he said. “These are people who are very rooted to the existing economic arrangements.”Advertisement$2.25 trillion in spendingover a decade, due to its cost and because it would be paid for with higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Some in the GOP have offered a far smaller package focused on roads, bridges, broadband access and drinking water improvements. They put the cost at $568 billion, but much of that reflects money already projected for such expenditures, while Biden is calling for new funding.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who is playing a key role in negotiations with the White House, recently said she had a “constructive” conversation with Biden in which they “expressed our mutual desire to work together.” Read more: Los Angeles Times »

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