President Biden advised Senate Republicans that their newest provide on infrastructure is just not adequate.

In an announcement offered to PoliticusUSA, White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated:

The President spoke to Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Chairman Peter DeFazio at present.

Senator Capito conveyed to the President a brand new provide from her group, which consisted of an about $50 billion improve in spending throughout various infrastructure packages. The President expressed his gratitude for her effort and goodwill but in addition indicated that the present provide didn’t meet his goals to develop the economic system, sort out the local weather disaster, and create new jobs. He indicated to Senator Capito that he would proceed to have interaction various Senators in each events within the hopes of attaining a extra substantial bundle. They agreed to talk once more on Monday.

The President additionally spoke to Chairman DeFazio to thank him for all his exhausting work on key components of the American Jobs Plan and to supply his assist for the Committee mark-up that Chairman DeFazio will start on Wednesday. The President and Chairman DeFazio agreed on the advantages of continued engagement with Democratic and Republican Senators because the Home work on infrastructure advances this coming week.

That is Biden’s two-track technique in motion. The President is chatting with Republicans, however he’s additionally working with Democrats to maneuver the American Jobs Plan ahead with out Republican assist.

President Biden is just not permitting Republicans to decelerate the method. He’s joyful to attempt to strike a bipartisan deal, however he’s additionally shifting his personal agenda ahead and never playing Mitch McConnell’s game of losing invaluable time on pointless negotiations.