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GOP, Democrats to Butt Heads Over 'American Jobs Plan"

McConnell pledges battle 'every step of the way'

President Joe Biden on Thursday faced the prospect of all-out political war with Republicans over his $2 trillion blueprint to revitalize America’s infrastructure, with a top Democrat also offering only partial support over how to pay for the package.

A day after the Democratic president unveiled his "American Jobs Plan" in Pittsburgh, the Senate's top Republican said Biden has no public mandate for the proposal and predicted that Republicans would not support it. Biden's plan combines spending on roads and bridges with climate change initiatives and human services like elder care.

"I'm going to fight them every step of the way, because I think this is the wrong prescription for [corporate] America," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told a news conference in Owensboro, Kentucky.

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