A call penciled in for Monday between President Joe Biden and Senate Republicans’ lead negotiator on an infrastructure bill has not yet been scheduled, even as both sides say time is running out for a deal.
The White House and the office of that GOP senator, West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito, said Friday afternoon the duo intended to speak again Monday after a telephone conversation on Friday that did not produce any tangible steps toward a deal.
“The time is not unlimited here,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Monday.
Though what would be the third Biden-Capito call since last Wednesday has not yet been locked in, it will happen before the president departs early Wednesday morning for a five-day trip to the United Kingdom and Europe to meet with several world leaders, Psaki said.
The White House initially pushed for a bill that would overhaul the country’s