Josh Boak and Jonathan Lemire

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Biden Pushes for His Infrastructure Plan in GOP Stronghold

President Joe Biden speaks in Lake Charles, La., on May 6. President Joe Biden speaks in Lake Charles, La., on May 6, with the Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge behind him. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

With a badly aging bridge as his backdrop, President Joe Biden stood in reliably Republican Louisiana on May 6 to pressure GOP lawmakers to support his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan — and yet express a willingness to compromise on the corporate tax hikes he’s recommending to pay the cost.

May 6, 2021