White House Counsels Bipartisan Patience as House Democrats Stir

June 15, 2021, 2:46 PM

The White House said no deadline has been set for bipartisan talks on a compromise infrastructure package, but House Democrats said they are ready to move ahead without Republicans if a deal can’t be struck by the end of next week.

After a meeting of House Democrats with administration officials including White House counselor Steve Ricchetti Tuesday, House Budget Chair John Yarmuth said the administration was “giving it a week or 10 days and then we move along with reconciliation,” referring to fast-track legislation that doesn’t need GOP support to pass.

Yarmuth’s interpretation was echoed by several other Democrats.

However, ...

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