According to a new report from NBC News “President Joe Biden’s infrastructure talks with Republicans collapsed Tuesday, the lead GOP negotiator said.”
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said in a statement “I spoke with the president this afternoon, and he ended our infrastructure negotiations.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also acknowledged that as negotiations “seem to be running into a brick wall.”
The report adds:
The end of the talks will increase pressure on Democrats to pass a sweeping package using a special process that doesn’t require any Republican votes in the Senate.
Weeks of negotiations failed to bring the White House and Republicans close to a deal. They remained far apart on a total price tag for a bill, which types of projects should be included and whether to raise any new taxes.