The president discusses his proposals with a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
The President said he plans to discuss with congressmen what initiatives his infrastructure modernization program provides for and how they can be funded.
Speaking to reporters before the talks began, Biden said: “As I made clear earlier, I am ready to compromise, ready to discuss what we can do and what we can achieve together. This is a big package, but there are many needs in the country.”
“I noticed that everyone supports the idea of modernizing the infrastructure. The question is, who will pay for it? This is what we will try to agree on today,” he added.
The President noted that he invited senators and congressmen who previously served as governors or mayors to the meeting, as they have experience in solving specific problems in the field of infrastructure and understanding the needs of the population.
“Let’s hope that we will be able to reach a kind of consensus, at least in general terms,” he said.