UPDATED 8:38 AM PT – Thursday, April 1, 2021
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan is the wrong approach.
The Ohio lawmaker, who sits on the Senate Finance Committee, slammed Biden’s proposal in a statement Wednesday over its price tag and business taxes. The Republican moderate warned the tax hikes will hurt working families and undermine the country’s economic recovery.
I support improving America’s aging roads, bridges, ports, and other infrastructure, but @POTUS‘ $2T+ infrastructure proposal is filled with unrelated policy priorities & massive tax increases on job creators struggling to rebound from the pandemic.
This is the wrong approach.
— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) March 31, 2021
Portman also said the plan is too broad and includes items unrelated to infrastructure such as health care and workforce development. He added, he thinks a bipartisan bill is impossible if the proposal stands the way it is now.