Republicans dangle 'easy' win for trimmed Biden plan

Washington (AFP) – Republicans opened the door Sunday to supporting a pared down version of Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, saying concentrating on physical improvements would deliver an “easy bipartisan win” for the US president.  Biden’s American Jobs Plan — the second massive spending initiative of his 10-week old administration, after a $1.9 trillion short-term Covid rescue bill — would modernize America’s public works and make its energy system greener.  But the proposal announced last week faces major hurdles in Congress amid criticism from Republicans and business lobbies…

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