Biden to Host Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers

Headline Roundup April 12th, 2021

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday to discuss their $2 trillion infrastructure package. The lawmakers chosen for this meeting have a history of sitting on committees that oversee investments that they themselves have said need to be made. The names include Democratic Senators Maria Cantwell of Washington and Alex Padilla of California; Republican Senators Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Roger Wicker of Mississippi; Democratic Representatives Donald M. Payne, Jr. of New Jersey and David Price of North Carolina; and Republican Representatives Garret Graves of Louisiana and Don Young of Alaska.

Meanwhile, in the face of opposition, Democrats are keeping open the option of passing the bill via reconciliation and 51 votes.

Biden to Host Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers

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President Joe Biden could find himself under pressure on Monday to prove his much-touted interest in working with Republicans in Congress, as lawmakers return from their spring break to grapple with his $2.3 trillion proposal to improve U.S. infrastructure.

Biden’s party holds slim majorities in both the House of Representatives and Senate, meaning he can ill afford to lose Democratic votes. That has empowered and emboldened Democratic moderates such as Senator Joe Manchin who have outsize influence over the fate of Biden’s ambitious legislative priorities including the infrastructure package, gun...

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President Joe Biden will meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday afternoon to discuss his roughly $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure proposal, as he faces united Republican opposition to the plan and pressure from Democrats to move without GOP support.

The meeting will be the first time Biden sits down with lawmakers to discuss his proposal, which has been met with resistance by some lawmakers from both parties on Capitol Hill. The President unveiled his plan last month and it's aimed at improving the nation's infrastructure and shifting...

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The White House has revealed the lawmakers it has invited to meet with President Biden and Vice President Harris Monday on their $2 trillion infrastructure package.

Biden and Harris will sit down with Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wa.), as well as Reps. Don Young (R-Ak.), Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), David Price (D-NC) and Garret Graves (R-La.), the White House said Sunday.

Both Fischer and Young have previously introduced infrastructure legislation.

Congress starts up again this week following a two-week recess, with...

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