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Biden to meet with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure

Biden to meet with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure
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President BidenJoe BidenIRS to roll out payments for ,000 child tax credit in July Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics in riot response, report finds Biden to accompany first lady to appointment for 'common medical procedure' MORE and Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegWhite House says gas tax won't be part of infrastructure bill The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden meets with bipartisan lawmakers for infrastructure negotiations Senate Republicans label Biden infrastructure plan a 'slush fund' MORE are expected to meet Thursday with a bipartisan group of House lawmakers to discuss infrastructure as the administration starts looking beyond the coronavirus relief bill to one of its next legislative priorities.

Biden, Buttigieg and Vice President Harris are scheduled to meet in the Oval Office with eight members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, including Chairman Peter DeFazioPeter Anthony DeFazioPelosi wants Biden infrastructure bill done by August The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes Senate Democrats reintroduce bill to create financial transaction tax MORE (D-Ore.) and ranking member Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesBiden turns focus to next priority with infrastructure talks Biden to meet with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure Lawmakers offer competing priorities for infrastructure plans MORE (R-Mo.).

The meeting will also include leaders of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit  Del. Eleanor Holmes NortonEleanor Holmes NortonDC delegate pushes for removing Capitol fence despite car attack Lawmakers struggle with Capitol security after latest attack Senators to unveil bill banning permanent Capitol fence MORE (D-D.C.) and Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisA boom in bureaucracy won't build America back any better GOP lawmakers request briefing on Democrats' claims of 'suspicious' Capitol tours before Jan. 6 Republicans take victory lap after Iowa Democrat drops challenge MORE (R-Ill.)  and Reps. Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsIs nonpartisan effectiveness still possible? Biden to meet with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure When infrastructure fails MORE (D-Kan.), John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiBiden to meet with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure Colorado presses Biden to reverse Trump Space Command move Report on military aviation crashes faults lack of training, 'chronic fatigue' MORE (D-Calif.), John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoLegislation seeks metrics to boost border funding for future migrant 'surge' Lawmakers reintroduce legislation to secure internet-connected devices House Republicans who backed Trump impeachment warn Democrats on Iowa election challenge MORE (R-N.Y.) and Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickHouse panel opens probe into Tom Reed over sexual misconduct allegations Fitzpatrick replaces Tom Reed as House Problem Solvers co-chair The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Facebook — Biden delivers 100 million shots in 58 days, doses to neighbors MORE (R-Pa.).

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Biden campaigned on a $2 trillion infrastructure proposal that would repair U.S. roads and bridges, create jobs and address climate change. Biden’s predecessor, former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE, campaigned on rebuilding America’s infrastructure but never accomplished it during his four years in office.

Biden’s first weeks in office have been focused on ushering a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package through Congress. The president is likely to lay out his recovery plan, which is expected to include significant investments in infrastructure, at some point in the near future. The White House says he will do so after the passage of his coronavirus relief bill, which the Senate is taking up this week after it passed the House.

Thursday’s meeting is the latest effort by Biden to involve Republicans on discussions about legislative priorities, though thus far he has been unsuccessful in attracting GOP support for his COVID-19 relief proposal.

Biden and Buttigieg last month met with a bipartisan group of senators on infrastructure, including the leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Chairman Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperFive reasons why US faces chronic crisis at border Appeals court agrees to pause lawsuit over Trump-era emissions rule Five things to watch on Biden infrastructure plan MORE (D-Del.) and ranking member Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoBiden-GOP infrastructure talks off to rocky start Moderate GOP senators and Biden clash at start of infrastructure debate America's infrastructure: You get what you pay for MORE (R-W.Va.).