After a White House agreement, Biden surprised the cameras by appearing with members of a group that included senators, Republicans, and Democrats. Although details of the deal were not available, the reduced plan with $559 billion in spending has bipartisan support and could be used to fund the president's larger $4 trillion plans later.
Biden, a former Delaware senator said, "This reminds of the days when it was possible to get an awfully lot done up in Congress." He placed his hand on the shoulder a solid-looking Republican Senator. Rob Portman.
President Trump stated that not everyone gets what they want and that other White House priorities will be addressed separately in the reconciliation process, which is a congressional budget process.
Biden tweeted, "We've reached a deal." "A group consisting of five Democrats and five Republicans has forged an infrastructure agreement which will create millions of jobs in America.
Despite months of political partisan warfare in Washington, Biden insists that there is still hope despite the doubts from his party. The group is led by Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat from Arizona, and Republican Portman, of Ohio.
Sinema stated, "You know that there are many who believe bipartisanship in Washington is dead."
Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) said that it sent a message to the rest of the world, "It shows America can function, and can get things done."
Although the senators struggled with how to finance the new spending, they left the White House feeling confident that the funding issues were being addressed. Both parties of the senators stressed the fact that the deal would create jobs for the country, an opinion that transcended partisan interests and provided a framework for the agreement.
Sen. Mitt Romney stated, "We're going continue to work together--we are not finished." "But America works, and the Senate works."
The deal was a welcomed result for Biden.