Biden boosted by Senate rules as GOP bucks infrastructure

President Joe Biden talks with reporters on the Ellipse on the National Mall after spending the weekend at Camp David on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — With an appeal to think big, President Joe Biden is promoting his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan directly to Americans, summoning public support to push past the Republicans lining up against the massive effort they sum up as big taxes, big spending and big government.