Biden Ends Bipartisan Talks Over Infrastructure Bill

Biden Ends Bipartisan Talks Over Infrastructure Bill

( – President Joe Biden has been talking about his infrastructure bill for weeks now, although he has thankfully brought his price tag down from the first-proposed $2.25 trillion to a still mind-boggling $1 trillion. However, he ended bipartisan talks this week with lead negotiator for the GOP, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), after expressing “disappointment” with the party’s offers.

On Tuesday, June 8, Biden officially cut off negotiations with Senator Capito and instead is focusing on a group of 20 more “moderate” lawmakers who he hopes will help him spend more money on his proposal. This came after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) began planning to use reconciliation to force the bill through the upper chamber without any Republican support.

Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) publicly criticized Biden for the move:

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) pointed out that Biden’s choice to end bipartisan talks was simply a way “to satisfy an insatiable far-left agenda” that would bury our nation further in debt while hurting families, individuals, and small businesses. If Democrats truly want to pass a bill that would help America and build our infrastructure, they must be willing to compromise and work on a truly bipartisan platform that benefits all Americans.

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