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Sunday shows - Infrastructure in the spotlight

Sunday shows - Infrastructure in the spotlight
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President BidenJoe BidenBiden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies Overnight Defense: Top general concerned about Afghan forces after US troops leave | Pentagon chief: Climate crisis 'existential' threat to US national security | Army conducts review after 4 Black soldiers harassed at Virginia IHOP Feds expect to charge scores more in connection to Capitol riot MORE's $2 trillion dollar infrastructure proposal dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows.

Biden last Wednesday unveiled his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, branded “The American Jobs Plan.” It includes funding for transportation infrastructure and modern infrastructure like broadband and upgrading buildings, and investments in the care economy to assist health workers and innovation and research and development of future technologies.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

White House official says infrastructure bill's goal is sustained job growth
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
"We think we can not only have a strong job rebound this year, but we can sustain it over many years. That’s the goal," Brian DeeseBrian DeeseDC set for jam-packed Earth Day as Biden announces Paris emissions goal Conservatives slam ties between liberal groups, White House The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden meets with bipartisan lawmakers for infrastructure negotiations MORE, the head of the National Economic Council, said. 
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GOP senator: Smaller package focused on physical infrastructure would be 'easy win' for Biden
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP attorneys general group in turmoil after Jan. 6 Trump rally Senate GOP keeps symbolic earmark ban St. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run MORE (R-Mo.) said Sunday that a smaller infrastructure package focusing on physical needs such as roads and bridges would quickly pass the upper chamber and represent an "easy win" for the Biden administration.
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Sanders says 'a lot more work has to be done' on 'human infrastructure'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPelosi pushes for drug pricing measure amid uncertainty from White House White House sees GOP proposal as legitimate starting point The Memo: Washington's fake debate on 'bipartisanship' MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday called President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan a “serious proposal,” but signaled that “a lot more work has to be done” in what he is calling “human infrastructure.”
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GOP governor: Infrastructure proposal looks more like the Green New Deal
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on Sunday weighed in on President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, saying it looks more like the Green New Deal, an ambitious climate proposal touted by progressives.
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Biden economic adviser: 'It's important we upgrade our definition of infrastructure'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Cecilia RouseCecilia RouseThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden's infrastructure plan triggers definition debate Sunday shows - Infrastructure in the spotlight Biden economic adviser: 'It's important we upgrade our definition of infrastructure' MORE, the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, on Sunday said it is important to “upgrade our definition of infrastructure” when discussing President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal.
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Energy secretary suggests White House is open to passing infrastructure bill through reconciliation
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Energy Secretary Jennifer GranholmJennifer GranholmThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After historic verdict, Chauvin led away in handcuffs Biden administration kicks off 100-day plan to shore up cybersecurity of electric grid The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - Congress returns; infrastructure takes center stage MORE on Sunday suggested that the White House is open to passing its $2 trillion infrastructure plan using reconciliation if no Republican lawmakers support the legislation.
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Buttigieg says infrastructure plan will cut deficit 'by year 16'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden administration takes step toward allowing California to set its own tailpipe emissions standards Republicans unveil 8 billion infrastructure plan DOT appoints chief science officer for first time in 40 years MORE said Sunday that the Biden administration's plan for infrastructure reform would pay for itself and begin chipping away at the deficit 16 years after it is passed.
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Fox's Chris Wallace challenges Blunt over GOP's 'credibility' on national debt
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceEx-Trump aide McEnany knocks Biden: Presidents should not 'inflame' tensions Cornyn defends controversial tweet as not about Biden's competency Sullivan: White House 'absolutely committed' to raising refugee cap MORE challenged Republican Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.) on Sunday to defend the GOP on the issue of the national debt.
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Biden adviser acknowledges messaging 'problem' surrounding COVID-19 immunity and travel
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Michael Osterholm, a top epidemiologist and member of President Biden's COVID-19 advisory board, acknowledged that a messaging "problem" exists surrounding whether Americans are completely safe from contracting COVID-19 after being vaccinated and if they should travel.
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Blunt says it would be 'mistake' to keep Capitol fencing up
By OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
 
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) suggested on Sunday that the fencing around the Capitol should still be removed in the wake of an attack on Friday in which a car was rammed into a barricade. 
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Omar: Minneapolis community is 'on edge' around Chauvin trial
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“We have seen justice not delivered in our community for many years. I think that there is a lot of confidence in Attorney General Keith EllisonKeith EllisonSharpton eulogizes Daunte Wright: 'Tags of racism' have expired The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After historic verdict, Chauvin led away in handcuffs Minnesota AG: Chauvin's verdict is 'accountability, which is the first step towards justice' MORE and the prosecutors in this case, but we are all eagerly awaiting to see how this trial shakes out,” Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSharpton eulogizes Daunte Wright: 'Tags of racism' have expired Left feels empowered after Biden backtracks on refugees Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' MORE (D-Minn.) said.
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