President Biden will meet with a host of lawmakers Wednesday as he works to guide multiple infrastructure proposals through Congress — gathering first for lunch with the Senate Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill before welcoming a bipartisan group of governors and mayors to the White House.
His meetings come after a group of Senate Democrats announced late Tuesday they had reached a tentative agreement on a massive spending plan worth $3.5 trillion over the next decade.
The budget resolution, which Democrats will attempt to ram through the Senate with 51 votes via the parliamentary maneuver of reconciliation, is expected to be paired with a bipartisan infrastructure bill worth $1.2 trillion over eight years.
Biden, who has not yet commented on Senate Democrats’ newly announced deal, has been vocal in his support for two packages, one that would be passed with bipartisan support and one that would pass through budget reconciliation.
Budget reconciliation allows the majority party to bypass the legislative filibuster, the Senate