Earlier, the House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said that the Democrats were closer to an agreement on a larger bill on social programs.
Talks between the president and Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin took place at the house of President Joe Biden in Delaware on Sunday. According to a White House spokesman, these negotiations were held as part of attempts by Democrats in Congress to reach an agreement on the social spending bill.
An informed Reuters source did not give details of the negotiations and did not specify whether they were closer to a framework agreement worth up to $ 2 trillion, which would allow the House of Representatives to move forward with the adoption of a bipartisan bill on infrastructure development worth $ 1 trillion and lay the groundwork for the adoption of a larger social package Biden.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Democrats had moved closer to reaching an agreement on Biden’s social and climate agenda, overcoming differences in health care and others.
A White House spokesman said earlier, Biden plans to invite Schumer and Manchin to his house for breakfast and continue discussions on the proposed bills.
Disagreements over the scale of the larger bill have slowed down the implementation of Biden’s domestic political agenda: progressive Democrats in the House of Representatives refuse to vote for an infrastructure bill already approved by the Senate until an agreement on social programs and climate change is reached.
Moderate Democrats, primarily Manchin and Senator Kyrsten Sinema, objected to the initial cost of the bill at $3.5 trillion. Republicans oppose it, but 19 Republicans in the Senate voted for the infrastructure bill.
Pelosi said on Friday that there were only a few unresolved issues on the articles related to health care. It was still to be decided which income provisions should be included in the document.