Biden, GOP’s Capito End Infrastructure Talks Without a Deal (2)

June 8, 2021, 9:27 PM

President Joe Biden ended talks with Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito on an infrastructure plan on Tuesday without a deal, after failing to reach agreement on the scope of spending or how to pay for it.

The talks concluded after a brief phone call between the president and the West Virginia senator. Biden will instead turn his attention to a bipartisan group of senators working on their own infrastructure plan, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.

Senator Shelley Moore Capito at the U.S. Capitol on June 8.
Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

“The president is committed to moving his economic legislation through Congress this summer, and is pursuing multiple paths to ...

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