FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced the first part of his new $2 trillion Build Back Better plan: the American Jobs Plan.
But some Republicans in Congress are concerned about the price tag.
Indiana’s District 3 Congressman Jim Banks says the national debt is already at a crisis point.
He’s worried this package--in addition to the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package passed a few weeks ago--would push the economy past a recovery point.
“In just the beginning of the Biden administration, we’ve seen [the national debt] go through the roof,” Banks says. “My daughters’ generation is going to pay the price for it, and that’s going to prevent their generation from achieving the American dream like past generations have.”
Banks also says some elements of the plan have bipartisan support, such as affordable accessible broadband.
He says he hopes Republicans can be included in negotiations to find a plan that could have more support in Congress.