NEW INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL

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Infrastructure package talks collapse, restart with new bipartisan group

By Jimmie Johnson (Reporter), Ben Burke (Producer), Ryan Tiedgen (Editor)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package on Tuesday and started reaching out to senators from both parties in a new effort toward bipartisan compromise, setting a summer deadline for Congress to pass his top legislative priority.

The president is walking away from talks with lead Republican negotiator Sen. Shelley Moore Capito after the two spoke Tuesday, but would welcome her in the new bipartisan group, according to an administrative official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private negotiations.

Shortly after the Biden-Capito talks collapsed, 10 senators huddled late Tuesday over pizza — five Republicans, five Democrats — emerging after three hours with some optimism their new effort could create a viable path forward, said a person familiar with the closed-door talks and granted anonymity to discuss them.

You can watch Jimmie’s story on infrastructure here.

Jimmie Johnson: TODAY, A BIPARTISAN COMMITTEE HAS A NEW INFRASTRUCTURE BILL COMING IN AT ONE POINT TWO FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS.
IT’S AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK THE LOG JAM.
PRESIDENT BIDEN ASKED THE GROUP TO COME UP WITH A DEAL AFTER HIS TALKS WITH THE SENATE G-O-P BROKE DOWN. ]
WE TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE FIGHTING OVER. THE DIVIDE??? DEFINING INFRASTRUCTURE.
CHECK OUT THE STORY BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package on Tuesday and started reaching out to senators from both parties in a new effort toward bipartisan compromise, setting a summer deadline for Congress to pass his top legislative priority.

The president is walking away from talks with lead Republican negotiator Sen. Shelley Moore Capito after the two spoke Tuesday, but would welcome her in the new bipartisan group, according to an administrative official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private negotiations.

Shortly after the Biden-Capito talks collapsed, 10 senators huddled late Tuesday over pizza — five Republicans, five Democrats — emerging after three hours with some optimism their new effort could create a viable path forward, said a person familiar with the closed-door talks and granted anonymity to discuss them.

You can watch Jimmie’s story on infrastructure here.