Biden rejects new GOP offer as talks drag on

President Biden on Friday rejected the latest GOP offer on infrastructure following a phone call with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), according to the White House, though the two agreed to speak again next week.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that Capito raised Republicans’ current offer by $50 billion and that while Biden “expressed his gratitude for her effort and goodwill” he also “indicated that the current offer did not meet his objectives to grow the economy, tackle the climate crisis, and create new jobs.”