Oct 28, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden headed to the Hill as Democrats struggle to reach deal on spending bills

Picture of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi
President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leave a House Democratic Caucus meeting in the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 1. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

President Biden on Thursday morning will meet with the House Democratic Caucus on Capitol Hill to provide an update about his Build Back Better agenda and the bipartisan infrastructure deal, according to a White House official.

Driving the news: The meeting comes as Democrats struggle to reach a deal on the spending bills. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN on Sunday that Democrats were planning to reach an agreement on the infrastructure package this week, before Biden's departure to Europe, which is slated for later on Thursday.

  • CNN first reported Thursday's meeting.

Biden in a tweet Wednesday said that a deal containing the bill's main components were "all within our reach."

  • "Universal preschool. Historic climate investments. Lower health care costs. They’re all within our reach. Let’s bring these bills over the finish line," he said.

What's next: Following the meeting, Biden will return to the White House to deliver remarks on his economic agenda. He will then travel with first lady Jill Biden to Rome to attend the G20 summit.

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