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Biden could keep infrastructure talks alive from sidelines in Europe, Psaki says

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President Joe Biden will not demand an infrastructure deal or bipartisan outline with Republicans by the time he leaves for a European trip next week, and he might even be negotiating via phone on the sidelines of those meetings.
Biden has said he wants June to be a month of “action” on Capitol Hill, including by sending him a massive infrastructure bill. Top aides, however, have said even if talks led by West Virginia Sen. …

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White House extends infrastructure deadline as Republicans make competing counteroffers

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President Joe Biden appears to be growing antsy with Senate Republicans over plodding infrastructure negotiations as they blow past his Memorial Day deadline.
Biden told reporters Thursday that he is encouraged by a second Republican counteroffer worth $928 billion, which was presented by West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and five other GOP lawmakers.
“I had a good conversation, very brief but a good conversation, with Capito, senator, and I told them to contact me next …

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