On Wednesday, President Joe Biden would be meeting Senator Shelley Moore Capito as the GOP and Democrats make one final push towards forging a bipartisan infrastructure initiative.
Capito and the president will be huddling at the White House in their attempt to resolve the disputes on what they state should be part of a plan as well as how the government would pay for investments.
It isn’t clear as to what both the sides will accept in terms of compromise package for upgrading American airports, bridges, utilities and broadband among an array of other areas that a proposal can address.
This meeting comes as the Democrats begin questioning if bipartisan efforts could make any progress or the party must push towards passing an infrastructure plan for utilizing its special budget regulations. Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, said that the Democrats will write one infrastructure bill without or with the Republican support upon their return to Washington. He plans on passing the rule this summer.
Pete Buttigieg, Transport Secretary on Sunday said that he wishes to have a ‘clear path’ in talks by following week. He said CNN that negotiations cannot work forever.
Republicans sent Biden a $928bn infrastructure counteroffer the previous week.