Jayapal: Republicans 'not actually interested in bipartisanship'

Jayapal: Republicans 'not actually interested in bipartisanship'
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Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalFive hurdles Democrats face to pass an infrastructure bill Against mounting odds, Biden seeks GOP support for infrastructure plan Progressives fight for leverage amid ever-slimming majority MORE (D-Wash.) tweeted on Thursday that Republicans aren’t looking for bipartisanship when it comes to President BidenJoe BidenHouse panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Former Israeli prime minister advises Iran to 'cool down' amid nuclear threats MORE’s infrastructure plan. 

“Let’s not water down a bill for a party that’s not actually interested in bipartisanship or wait for Republicans to have some awakening on climate change,” Jayapal tweeted.

“Let’s move with the urgency and boldness that this moment calls for,” she added.


The GOP came out against Biden’s infrastructure plan, calling it a “far-left wish list” that includes “reckless spending, higher taxes and a less competitive business environment” in order “to appease the far-left special interest groups occupying the swamp.”

Jayapal’s tweet comes after Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRomney, Sinema teaming up on proposal to raise minimum wage Family policy that could appeal to the right and the left Press: Corporate America defies the GOP MORE (R-Utah.) tweeted that Biden needed to push for bipartisanship in Congress like he said he would during his inaugural address.


White House chief of staff Ron KlainRon KlainForgiving K in school loans would free 36 million student borrowers from debt: data Overnight Defense: Biden makes his Afghanistan decision Armed Services chairman knocks White House for 'dragging their feet' on budget request MORE said on Thursday that Biden’s infrastructure plan could get passed through the budget reconciliation process without the need for any Republican votes but that he does hope some Republicans embrace the plan.

White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiOfficer who fatally shot Daunte Wright released on 0K bail Iran supreme leader dismisses Vienna talks on nuclear deal as 'not worth looking at' Indirect talks with Iran over nuclear deal to resume Thursday MORE says that Biden wants to see the infrastructure plan passed by this summer.

Biden has offered to discuss the $2.25 trillion proposal with Democrats and Republicans in the Oval Office.