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I have encouraged President Trump to take credit for this, president Trump's effort to raise the level of awareness about the need for infrastructure improvement should help us get this done. President Trump proposed a $ 1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. President Trump's President Trump, President Trump understands the need for infrastructure.
But it's not meant to cover everything, which is what I think some of my Democratic colleagues had hoped -- for it to be more about Donald Trump and about the motivations, it's more about what happened that day. Why we weren't better prepared, how we can get better prepared, why the response was so slow.
It's well-researched on evidence, findings, leading to specific recommendations, it's serious. But it's not meant to cover everything, which is what I think, you know, some of my Democratic colleagues had hoped for it to be more about Donald Trump and about the motivations. It's more about what happened that day. Why we weren't better prepared, how we can get better prepared, why the response was so slow.
The deficit, of course, has been at historic levels the last year and likely to be again this year, just did 1.9trillion, second is, where doearmarksgo? ... There's some good analysis out there showing that more than half of it goes to those kinds of leadership positions. So for all those members who supported it, they might want to think, gosh, am I really going to get the earmark anyway?
At its core, the president’s plan calls for a $620 billion investment in transportation infrastructure. However, the total soars to $3 trillion with its inclusion of these broad policy priorities that are a far cry away from what we’ve ever defined as infrastructure, the Biden Administration’s plan redefines infrastructure to include hundreds of billions of dollars of spending on priorities like health care, workforce development, and research and development.
When President Biden announced President Biden intention to nominate Ms. Tanden as OMB Director, I expressed concern and urged President Biden to reconsider. As a former OMB Director, I know that the OMB Director has to be able to work productively with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
I have said with regard to the President's comments that day that they were partly responsible for what happened for the horrible violence on Capitol Hill. I've also said that what he did was wrong and inexcusable. I've used the word inexcusable because that is how I feel. We'll see. I am a juror and will keep an open mind but I think the constitutionality issue has to be addressed.
Well, Liz Cheney is Liz Cheney. I'm biased. I think Liz Cheney is very smart and Liz Cheney plays a key role in our party particularly on Foreign Affairs so I would hope that they would not go down that road. I think it's important to have Liz Cheney voice in the process and my sense is Liz Cheney has a lot of support in the Republican Conference, i'm in the Senate not the House and House members, as I used to be, hate to have senators tell them what to do. The truth is I think Liz Cheney is very valuable for the team and a great leader.
If White House decides to go ahead with the reconciliation approach, which is a way to get around working with Republicans, I think that would be not just a big mistake at this stage at the start of this administration, but irresponsible given what's happened with the Covid-19 package, we're willing to work with White House officials, and we said that on Sunday. We're willing to sit down and work out again, a proposal that is bipartisan that can be passed by both chambers that helps to expand on what we just passed.
The President should not have raised the Hunter Biden in Ukraine issue on that call, period. It's not appropriate for a president to engage a foreign government in an investigation of a political opponent, i don't view it as an impeachable offense. I think the House, frankly, rushed to impeachment assuming certain things.