The president wants to advance an agreement that can be approved by a divided Congress
Washington (Associated Press)-In the face of opposition from Republicans and some centrist Democrats to some of the $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, President Biden met with bipartisan legislators at the White House on Monday, hoping to promote a proposal that can be approved by Congress protocol. Split Congress.
When meeting with the team in the Oval Office, Biden said: “He is ready to negotiate the scope of the infrastructure project and how to raise funds.”
This meeting is an effort by the White House to show that the White House is willing to at least consider proposals to reduce or modify the package plan, and to listen to alternatives to its plan to raise funds for it by increasing corporate taxes.
The president has repeatedly stated that he is more willing to reach a bipartisan agreement. However, White House officials and other Democrats have also made it clear that if necessary, they are willing to vote along the party line to overcome the opposition of the Republican Party in order to achieve their own priorities.
The panel of legislators that visited the White House included four Democrats: Washington Senator Maria Cantwell and California State Alex Padilla, New Jersey’s Donald M. Payne Jr. and North Carolina David Price. Four Republicans also attended the meeting: Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Representative Garrett Graves of Louisiana and Don Young of Alaska.
Despite the Republican Party’s opposition to his proposal, Biden emphasized that it is not only necessary to simply build roads and bridges, but also to pass a package plan that can increase economic productivity in the 21st century.