Biden to Meet With GOP’s Capito Wednesday on “Infrastructure” Boondoggles Plan

Source: Bloomberg

“President Joe Biden will host Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, two people familiar with the matter said, as negotiations over a potential bipartisan infrastructure bill enter a critical phase. A group of Republican senators, led by Capito, unveiled their most recent offer of $928 billion on Thursday. Biden called Capito directly to thank her for the ongoing work on infrastructure — even as his administration and Republicans remain more than $1 trillion apart in their proposals. Among the sticking points between the two parties: The definition of infrastructure — which Biden wants to broaden to include items like care for elderly people — and the use of unspent Covid-19 relief funds, which the Republicans want to repurpose to fund the fixing of roads and bridges.” (06/01/21)