Romney confident in bipartisan infrastructure bill's passing, signing

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Posted at 9:03 PM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-27 23:58:41-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitt Romney was on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday to discuss a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

He told Jake Tapper he is "totally confident" that President Joe Biden will sign a bipartisan bill a day after the president attempted to clean up comments that threatened the deal.

Romney also talked about the current bill being debated.

"We will not support a bill which has to be passed with a massive tax increase, and at the same time, trillions of dollars of new spending. That is not something we will support,” he said. “But fixing the infrastructure in our country, fixing our airports and our roads and bridges, transit system, rail — those are the kinds of things we will support. Don't raise the taxes; fix infrastructure. We can get the job done."

Biden on Saturday walked back comments he had made Thursday, in which he said he wouldn't approve the bipartisan measure unless it came paired with a reconciliation proposal for "human infrastructure."

Romney believes there is sufficient GOP support to reach the 60-vote threshold to pass the package, the Associated Press reports.