President Biden will hold a meeting next week with six Republican senators as he looks to pass his sprawling infrastructure plan through Congress.
A White House official confirmed that Biden will meet Thursday with GOP Sens. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoBiden pitches infrastructure plan in red state Louisiana House to advance appropriations bills in June, July Biden says he’s open to compromise on corporate tax rate MORE (W.Va.), John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoRepublican seeks to use Obama energy policies to criticize Biden EPA proposes major rule to reduce certain greenhouse gases Republicans hammer Biden on infrastructure while administration defends plan MORE (Wyo.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntRepublicans embrace Trump in effort to reclaim Senate GOP attorneys general group in turmoil after Jan. 6 Trump rally Senate GOP keeps symbolic earmark ban MORE (Mo.), Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoBottom line Senate GOP crafts outlines for infrastructure counter proposal Left-leaning group: SALT cap repeal would worsen racial income disparities MORE (Idaho), Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeySasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote Philly GOP commissioner on censures: ‘I would suggest they censure Republican elected officials who are lying’ Toomey censured by several Pennsylvania county GOP committees over impeachment vote MORE (Pa.) and Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerBiden visits local Mexican restaurant to highlight relief program Pelosi slams McCarthy for promoting COVID-19 relief provision OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Haaland reverses Trump effort on tribal land | Senate confirms Janet McCabe as deputy EPA chief | Study finds quick action on methane could significantly cut into global warming MORE (Miss.).
“The president appreciates their engagement and the ongoing dialogue on this high priority, and is looking forward to speaking with the group,” the official said.
That meeting will come a day after Biden huddles with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Weekly jobless claims fall to 498K, hitting new post-lockdown low | House to advance appropriations bills in June, July Rural Democrats urge protections from tax increases for family farms Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women MORE (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHow to fast-track climate action? EPA cutting super pollutant HFCs On The Money: How demand is outstripping supply and hampering recovery | Montana pulls back jobless benefits | Yellen says higher rates may be necessary Senate Democrats announce B clean bus plan MORE (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by ‘the end of the year’ McConnell alma mater criticizes him for 1619 comments McConnell amid Trump criticism: ‘I’m looking forward, not backward’ MORE (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyLoyalty trumps policy in Stefanik’s rise, Cheney’s fall Cheney drama exposes GOP’s Trump rifts Likely Cheney successor appears on Bannon show to tout GOP unity MORE (R-Calif.) to discuss the same $2.25 trillion proposal.
“They will have a dialogue about policy areas of mutual agreement and identifying common ground on which they can work together and deliver results on the challenges facing American families,” the White House official said.
“The president is eager to talk in person with the Congressional leaders about how they can partner on the goals of restoring trust in government, ensuring that government delivers for the American people, and keeping the nation safe and competitive in the world — especially as the nation continues to sacrifice to defeat the pandemic and we turn our economy around after the worst downturn since the Great Depression,” they added.
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