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Democrats torn over strategy for passing $2T infrastructure plan

CQ Budget, Ep. 198

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.,   proposed a two-step strategy that combines both a bipartisan approach and use of budget reconciliation for passing the Biden administration's $2 trillion infrastructure plan.
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., proposed a two-step strategy that combines both a bipartisan approach and use of budget reconciliation for passing the Biden administration's $2 trillion infrastructure plan. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Democrats are struggling to decide whether to pursue a bipartisan infrastructure bill or go it alone through another budget reconciliation process. Some are advocating a two-step strategy that combines both approaches, but skeptics abound as Republicans prepare their own slimmed-down version. CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman break down the current state of play over one of President Biden’s top initiatives.

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