(Washington, DC) -- The White House is citing an urgent need for infrastructure improvements across the U.S. Press Secretary Jen Psaki cited a new state-by-state analysis highlighting loads of damaged bridges, highways, roads, schools, airports, water systems and electricity grids. Most states generated low grades on keeping up with infrastructure demands. President Biden is pushing Congress to approve a more than two-trillion-dollar infrastructure bill. Psaki said it will make a tangible difference in the lives of Americans.
Psaki defended the President's call to raise the corporate tax rate, a plan that's getting a very chilly reception among Republicans. She said it is an entirely reasonable and effective way to help pay for the sweeping infrastructure proposal. Psaki also stressed that the White House is open to negotiation on the entire plan.