Infrastructure negotiations enter make-or-break week

President Biden will sit down with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) on Wednesday as his infrastructure negotiations with Republicans enter a critical and potentially final week.

Administration officials have signaled this is a make-or-break week on bipartisan negotiations, with Biden hoping to pass an infrastructure bill with or without Republicans by the end of the summer.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said over the weekend that the Biden administration needs to have “clear direction” on infrastructure by June 7. Wednesday’s meeting could be the last opportunity for Biden and Capito, who is leading a group of Republicans, to find a way to come together on a plan to rebuild the nation’s ailing infrastructure.