Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defended the Biden administration’s broad definition of infrastructure in the American Jobs Plan, saying President Joe Biden is still aiming for Republican support for the plan while looking for progress on it by Memorial Day.
“I very much believe that all of these things are infrastructure because infrastructure is the foundation that allows us go about our lives,” Buttigieg told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
Biden is pushing his roughly $2 trillion plan for improving the nation’s infrastructure as his next major legislative focus after successfully signing his massive coronavirus relief package into law. The plan, however, has already met resistance from congressional Republicans who balk at its price tag and consider its definition of infrastructure — from transportation to reshaping the US economy and social safety net — as overly broad.
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Former FBI Director James Comey slams Republicans and President Trump in comments to reporters on Capitol Hill.
Magician David Copperfield was forced to reveal the secret to a popular illusion in his act after he was sued by a participant who was injured during the show. CNN’s Omar Jimenez reports.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was bombarded with negative press after he was spotted on social media hopping on a flight to Cancun with his family amid a devastating winter storm and subsequent power grid failure. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why what ended up being a very short trip was such a bad look.
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The US has assessed that North Korea tested a medium-range missile. It was fired from a launcher placed on a floating barge off the coast of the country, according to two US officials familiar with the latest assessment.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his push to have his department’s inspector general fired, saying he “should have done it some time ago,” but refused to explain his reasoning for recommending President Donald Trump remove Steve Linick from his job.
When pressed to explain why he lobbied to have the independent watchdog fired, Pompeo refused to elaborate, saying only that he would “share with the appropriate people.” He also said claims that he pushed for Linick’s ouster in retaliation for the watchdog’s probes into some of his activities and his use of the office are “patently false.”
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CNN’s John King looks at new polling numbers across key battleground states with Alex Burns from The New York Times. #CNN #News
As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump escalates, CNN’s Anderson Cooper reviews what we can expect from the hearings.
A friend of Dylann Roof, the confessed gunman in the Charleston church shooting, speaks to CNN’s Brian Todd, saying this tragedy could have been avoided.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Sen. John McCain’s funeral service in Arizona, where he described the late senator as a “brother.”