Biden To Speak Again With GOP Sen. Capito Friday On Infrastructure

"President Joe Biden and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito had a “constructive and frank” discussion on Wednesday about revitalizing U.S. infrastructure and agreed to talk again on Friday, the White House said.

Biden and Senate Republicans remain hundreds of billions of dollars apart in their proposals, largely because the Democratic president has a more sweeping definition of infrastructure that includes funding for schools and home healthcare in addition to roads, bridges and other physical assets.

The two parties have been inching closer in recent weeks. Capito, the lead Senate Republican negotiator, unveiled last week a $928 billion counteroffer to Biden’s $1.7 trillion proposal."

Nandita Bose and Makini Brice report for Reuters June 2, 2021.


"Biden, Capito Seek Progress in Infrastructure Talks" (Wall St. Journal)

"Biden Meets With Capito as Deadline for Infrastructure Deal Looms" (New York Times)

"Scoop: What Biden Told Capito In Their Oval Office Meeting" (Politico)

"Senate Climate Advocates Start Digging In On Infrastructure Goals" (The Hill)

"Biden Meets With Capito As Infrastructure Talks Near A Potential Breaking Point" (New York Times)

"Schumer’s Infrastructure Path May Get Trickier After Ruling" (Bloomberg Environment)

Source: Reuters, 06/03/2021