Biden to meet with U.S. lawmakers Monday on infrastructure plan

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden holds first Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden plans to meet with a bipartisan group of U.S. House and Senate lawmakers Monday on his proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, sources briefed on the matter confirmed Friday.

Senator Deb Fischer, the senior Republican on the Commerce Committee’s subcommittee that oversees surface transportation and other issues, was invited to attend the meeting, a spokeswoman said. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Wednesday that Biden would “welcome members of both parties here when they return next week.” The White House declined to comment Friday.

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