President BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE and Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegAT&T, Verizon to delay 5G rollout near certain airports Top Democrats call on AT&T and Verizon to delay 5G rollouts near airports Hillicon Valley — Airlines issue warning about 5G service 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 DeFazioTop Democrats call on AT&T and Verizon to delay 5G rollouts near airports On The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Democrats confront rising retirements as difficult year ends MORE (D-Ore.) and ranking member Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesCorporations seek to rebuild bridges with GOP objectors ahead of midterms GOP election objectors rake in corporate cash Airlines defend delays, cancellations amid scrutiny from Congress MORE (R-Mo.).
The meeting will also include leaders of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit — Del. Eleanor Holmes NortonEleanor Holmes NortonHolmes Norton: Cruz effort to block DC student vaccine mandate 'crosses the line' Overnight Health Care — Presented by AstraZeneca and Friends of Cancer Research — Former advisers urge Biden to revise strategy Cruz looks to overturn DC student vaccine mandate MORE (D-D.C.) and Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisHouse passes voting rights package, setting up Senate filibuster showdown GOP attempts balancing act: Condemn Jan. 6, but not Trump McCarthy says Democrats using Jan. 6 as 'partisan political weapon' MORE (R-Ill.) — and Reps. Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsAbortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Vulnerable House Dems push drug pricing plan Vulnerable House Democrats warn not to drop drug pricing from package MORE (D-Kan.), John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiEquilibrium/Sustainability — Skiers adapt to climate change House passes bill to strengthen shipping supply chain At 75, the Fulbright deserves respect and more funding MORE (D-Calif.), John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoClyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy' The fates of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump GOP Rep. Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won't run for reelection MORE (R-N.Y.) and Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickHouse GOP members introduce legislation targeting Russia over Ukraine Ukraine president, US lawmakers huddle amid tensions with Russia Transformational legislation should be bipartisan again MORE (R-Pa.).
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 TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' 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 CarperOvernight Energy & Environment — Lummis holds up Biden EPA picks GOP senator blocks Biden EPA nominees over coal plant decision Biden raises vehicle mileage standards, reversing Trump rollback MORE (D-Del.) and ranking member Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoLobbying world Republicans threaten floor takeover if Democrats weaken filibuster Like it or not, all roads forward for Democrats go through Joe Manchin MORE (R-W.Va.).