Readout of Oval Office Meeting with Senators Capito, Barrasso, Blunt, Crapo, Toomey, and Wicker

The White House

Today, President Biden hosted Senators Capito, Barrasso, Blunt, Crapo, Toomey, and Wicker for an in-depth meeting about the pressing need to invest in American infrastructure, continuing the bipartisan negotiations he’s been having on this leading priority for his Administration.

These Senators are the Republican Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works; the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration; the Senate Committee on Finance; Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the Chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

The President thanked each of them for their engagement and underlined his commitment to historic funding for infrastructure that will deliver for America’s middle class and help the country come back stronger from the economic harm caused by the coronavirus crisis. He also stressed that inaction was a red line for him and that he wanted to see real progress toward a potential bipartisan deal by Memorial Day.

President Biden and the six Senators agreed to stay in touch and follow up on their conversation next week. The President will be in touch with Senator Capito about further talks. There will also be additional communication at the staff level.

This follows yesterday’s productive meeting with the bipartisan Leadership of both Chambers of Congress, during which infrastructure was a major subject.

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