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Biden to meet with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure

Added 03-04-21 11:58:07am EST - “President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg are expected to meet Thursday with a bipartisan group of House lawmakers to discuss infrastructure as the administration starts looking beyond the coronavirus re” - Thehill.com

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President BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act MORE and Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHere's who Biden is now considering for budget chief Biden's COVID, border policies prove he's serious about neither Harris pushes for support for cities in coronavirus relief package MORE are expected to meet Thursday with a bipartisan group of House lawmakers to discuss infrastructure as the administration starts looking beyond the coronavirus relief bill to one of its next legislative priorities.

Biden, Buttigieg and Vice President Harris are scheduled to meet in the Oval Office with eight members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, including Chairman Peter DeFazioPeter Anthony DeFazioDOJ declined to take up Chao ethics probe Democrats offer bills to boost IRS audits of rich, corporations House Democrats call on Biden to fill Postal Service Board vacancies to pave way for ousting DeJoy MORE (D-Ore.) and ranking member Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesLawmakers offer competing priorities for infrastructure plans Commerce Bank joins companies halting support for officials who opposed Biden transition READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (R-Mo.).

The meeting will also include leaders of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit — Del. Eleanor Holmes NortonEleanor Holmes NortonDuckworth, Norton call for improved accessibility for the blind at FDR memorial OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden returns to Obama-era greenhouse gas calculation | House passes major public lands package | Biden administration won't defend Trump-era relaxation of bird protections The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display MORE (D-D.C.) and Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill Lawmakers propose draft bill to create Capitol riot commission Pelosi says 9/11-style commission to investigate Capitol breach is 'next step' MORE (R-Ill.) — and Reps. Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsWhen infrastructure fails Six ways to visualize a divided America Lawmakers wager barbecue, sweets and crab claws ahead of Super Bowl MORE (D-Kan.), John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiColorado presses Biden to reverse Trump Space Command move Report on military aviation crashes faults lack of training, 'chronic fatigue' Wuhan is the final straw: The world needs to divest from China MORE (D-Calif.), John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoFederal agencies ordered to patch systems immediately following flaw in Microsoft app Republicans, please save your party Democrats snipe on policy, GOP brawls over Trump MORE (R-N.Y.) and Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickLawmakers offer gun control bill to end 'boyfriend loophole' Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Here are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act MORE (R-Pa.).

Biden campaigned on a $2 trillion infrastructure proposal that would repair U.S. roads and bridges, create jobs and address climate change. Biden’s predecessor, former President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE, campaigned on rebuilding America’s infrastructure but never accomplished it during his four years in office.

Biden’s first weeks in office have been focused on ushering a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package through Congress. The president is likely to lay out his recovery plan, which is expected to include significant investments in infrastructure, at some point in the near future. The White House says he will do so after the passage of his coronavirus relief bill, which the Senate is taking up this week after it passed the House.

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