McConnell vows Republicans will fight Biden's plan 'every step of the way'

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Democratic Vice-President Kamala Harris casts any tie-breaking votes.

Those Cabinet members are: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

President Joe Biden will not throw the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at Nationals Park on Thursday, a team spokesperson told Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.

"Well, first let me say I know the president is eager to get out to Nationals stadium, many handsome days, many lovely baseball games ahead this spring", press secretary Jen Psaki said during Tuesday's briefing.

She responded to criticism from Republicans who objected to the plan's cost and said the corporate tax increases it contains would force manufacturing jobs overseas by saying, "You can not outsource jobs to build roads and bridges, you can not outsource jobs that build moderate income housing. we're talking about millions of jobs".

The Cabinet members tapped to help with the American Jobs Plan are especially equipped to discuss how the proposal can boost infrastructure in states and cities.

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Congressional Republicans have panned the White House plan, alleging it is full of wasteful spending and would be damaging to American businesses.

Biden wants to cover the cost of the plan by raising corporate tax rates and making it harder for the companies to use offshore tax shelters.

"The administration's non-infrastructure "infrastructure bill" looks like another Trojan horse for far-left demands", Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a tweet. While GOP lawmakers support new infrastructure investments, McConnell said Congress could not afford to "whack the economy with major tax increases or run up the national debt even more".

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., the senior Republican on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, similarly blasted the president's infrastructure proposal as a "clear attempt to transform the economy by advancing progressive priorities in an unprecedented way". However, it only narrowly passed Congress, with no Republican support.

"This is investing in the people of this country", said Fudge.

"I'm going to fight them every step of the way, because I think this is the wrong prescription for America", he said. "But we have to get it done".

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