WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has met for nearly an hour with the top Republican negotiator on infrastructure, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.
Time is running out to strike a bipartisan deal, but they have agreed to reconnect Friday. The president is proposing $1.7 trillion for roads, bridges and other investments.
The Republicans countered last week with $928 billion, and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell said tapping unspent COVID-19 aid is “key” to reaching a deal. Biden has already sized up that offer as unworkable.
The administration says the deadline for making progress toward a deal is June 7.