U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey holds roundtable on infrastructure

Written by on June 9, 2021

 U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey holds roundtable on infrastructure

By Lucy Perkins / WESA

June 9, 2021

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., pauses for reporters as senators head to the chamber for a procedural vote on the nomination of Shalanda Young to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) is part of a small group of GOP senators who have been meeting with the White House about infrastructure spending proposals. 

But during a telephone town hall on June 8, he said there are enormous differences between the political parties.

“There’s a lot of disagreement about how much the federal government should be paying for people’s health care and child care and these other sorts of things that Joe Biden wants to do and wants to call infrastructure,” Toomey says.says

Toomey said he believes Americans don’t expect infrastructure bills to address inequality. 

Democrats say they may move ahead without Republican support.

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