White House makes $1.7 trillion infrastructure counteroffer — but Republicans say sides now seem further apart | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

White House makes $1.7 trillion infrastructure counteroffer — but Republicans say sides now seem further apart

White House aides working on a bipartisan infrastructure deal made a counteroffer on Friday to Republican senators, reducing the Biden administration’s initial proposal by $600 billion.

Within hours, those Republicans threw cold water on the new proposal and said the sides now seemed “further apart” after what had appeared to be progress in negotiations.

The latest offer would cost $1.7 trillion over a decade, according to a memo from the White House to Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, who is spearheading negotiations for the GOP.

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