President Biden and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito, the chief GOP negotiator, sat down last week to negotiate terms of a giant infrastructure plan, but opposing views continue to create roadblocks to bipartisan support.
Biden’s proposed infrastructure package would address roads, bridges, and other public work projects as well as job training and more. But the GOP wants a more narrow focus on areas including roads, bridges, airports, broadband and water systems.
President Biden needed the backing of key democratic moderates like senator Joe Manchin to get the package through without Republican support.
Both political parties need to secure a deal as the 2022 midterm elections grow closer.