A top Republican Senate negotiator will meet with President Joe Biden Wednesday to discuss a bipartisan infrastructure deal that has so far eluded the two parties despite weeks of talks.
Biden plans to sit down with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia to talk in more detail about the GOP’s latest offer on an infrastructure compromise.
Republicans last week unveiled a $928 billion proposal that would pay for roads, bridges, waterways, and expanded broadband, among other provisions.
It’s still far short of the $1.7 trillion “Build Back Better” plan pitched by the White House, but both Biden and Republicans remain eager to find a path to a compromise that can win GOP support in the Senate.
Biden’s meeting follows a new memo issued by Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging Democrats to promote the parts of the Biden package that are unrelated to infrastructure, which Republicans oppose.
Congress is not in session this