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Senior White House adviser Cedric Richmond and President Biden. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Senior White House adviser Cedric Richmond told "Fox News Sunday" there is no prescribed timeline for passing key pieces of President Biden's legislative agenda, Politico reports.

Why it matters: A vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill was set to take place Thursday but was ultimately delayed indefinitely as lawmakers continue hashing out a deal on Biden's larger reconciliation package.

  • Biden on Friday said the two bills must remain linked, scuttling the hopes of moderates who hoped to pass the infrastructure bill on its own.

What he's saying: "[W]e’re not using an artificial timeline, and we’re not concerned with process,” Richmond said. “We’re concerned about delivering.”

  • Richmond also told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that Congress will continue working on both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the soft-infrastructure reconciliation bill simultaneously.
  • "People will be disappointed. People will not get everything they want. That is the art of legislating," he warned on "Meet the Press."

Of note: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also told "Meet the Press" on Sunday that there's no clear deadline for passing the bills, reiterating that negotiations are a "long and complicated process. ... It's not going to happen overnight."

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Not enough votes for corporate tax hike, Biden says

President Biden speaks at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photo: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Democrats don't have the votes to raise corporate taxes, President Biden admitted at Thursday's CNN town hall in Baltimore, Maryland, where he went into detail on the state of negotiations concerning the massive reconciliation bill.

Why it matters: Democrats are still negotiating what will go into the bill. Divisions within the party have stalled the legislation for weeks.

Biden: Jan. 6 Capitol riot "was about white supremacy"

President Biden speaks during the 10th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial with Vice President Harris in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21. Photo: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden said Thursday that white supremacy motivated rioters who carried out the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Driving the news: "The violent, deadly insurrection on the Capitol nine months ago, it was about white supremacy, in my opinion," Biden said at an event commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington.

The biggest headline from Biden's town hall

President Biden greets attendees during a commercial break in Baltimore last night. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

What matters from President Biden's town hall with CNN's Anderson Cooper at Baltimore Center Stage on Thursday:

The biggest headline: Biden is jettisoning the corporate tax increases that White House officials have insisted, for the past 10 months, are wildly popular across the country. He admitted he doesn't have the votes.