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President Biden's infrastructure package dominated the political talk shows Sunday morning, with multiple Cabinet members saying he is open to negotiation on the legislation.

Elements of the measure that are not traditionally thought of as infrastructure were also in the spotlight.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Buttigieg: Biden will have 'open mind' toward changes to infrastructure bill
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that President Biden would have an "open mind" toward changes to the size and funding of his infrastructure blueprint, but would that he would not accept inaction.
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Buttigieg: Lawmakers can call infrastructure package 'whatever they like' but 'it's good policy'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday that he will continue to pursue bipartisan support for President Biden's infrastructure bill because "it's good policy," saying both Democrats and Republicans can "call it whatever they like" as the definition of infrastructure takes the spotlight.
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Energy secretary: 'We don't want to use past definitions of infrastructure'
By OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
 
"What is infrastructure? Historically, it's been what makes the economy move, what is it that we all need to ensure that we as citizens are productive," Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.
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Thune: 'There are Republicans who would vote' for smaller infrastructure package
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) predicted on Sunday that some Republicans could get behind a smaller infrastructure package but noted that President Biden's $2 trillion plan was largely unrelated to infrastructure.
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Senate Republican targets infrastructure package's effect on small business job creators
By OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
 
"I can't think of a worse tax to put on the American people than to raise taxes on small business job creators, which is what this bill would do," Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)  said on ABC's "This Week."
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Liz Cheney says allegations against Gaetz are 'sickening,' refuses to say if he should resign
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.) said on Sunday that the allegations against one of her harshest critics, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), are "sickening," but refused to say whether or not he should resign
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Pelosi on whether Gaetz should resign: 'That's up to the Republicans to take responsibility for that'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"We in the Congress, in the House have Bill 23, which says that in the conduct of our duties we are not to bring dishonor on to the House of Representatives," Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said. "I think there's been a clear violation of that but it's up to the Ethics Committee to investigate that and it's up to the Republican leader Mr. McCarthy, to act upon that behavior." 
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GOP senator dismisses Trump-McConnell feud
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the Senate's no. 2 Republican, refused to directly respond to former President Trump's attack against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) while urging Republicans to embrace party unity.
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Texas governor: Biden actions on guns just 'show'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) rejected the idea that firearm restrictions could be passed via executive order on Sunday while dismissing President Biden's measures addressing gun violence as a "show."
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Arkansas governor: Veto on trans youth bill was a 'message of compassion and conservatism'
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said on Sunday that his decision to veto the transgender youth healthcare ban was a "message of compassion and conservatism," saying it aligned with his conservative belief in limited government.
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