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Granholm: Infrastructure plan ‘has got to be done soon’

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks with reporters at the White House
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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Sunday that a deal on President Biden’s infrastructure plan “has got to be done soon,” adding that it is “perplexing” and “frustrating” that one has not been reached.

“This has got to be done soon,” Granholm said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

“It’s just curious why there isn’t more coming together,” Granholm said. “The president still has hope. [Sen.] Joe Manchin [D-W.Va.] still has hope. … But I can tell you the House will start their markup on Wednesday.”

Granholm also said it is “a bit perplexing why the Republicans haven’t moved further on critical pieces.”

“I will just say this. In my world, in the energy space, Republicans have pushed four pieces of the energy infrastructure that the president had put into the American Jobs Plan that are not in their counteroffer.” 

“It is frustrating that there’s not more coming together on this,” she said. “The president’s red line, as you have heard, is that inaction is his red line. So there will be action. We’re just hopeful that we can see it in a bipartisan way. That would be good for the country.”

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