By Alexandra Elper and David Sheppardon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday promised US senators from both major parties that they would work together to modernize the country’s aging infrastructure after failing to solve the problem of his predecessor Donald Trump. .
Biden plans to ask Congress this month to invest heavily in infrastructure, stating that nearly half of America’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and that more than a third of American bridges are repaired, Replacement or significant recovery is required.
“Let’s see what we can offer,” Biden said in an hour-long meeting at the White House, which included Vice President Kamala Harris and senior senators. “We have a lot to do … We have to move forward now.”
Participants included: Democrat Tom Carper, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee; Shelley Moore Capito, Republican Senator; Ben Cardin and Jim Inhofe, chief Democrats and Republicans, on the committee’s Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, respectively.
The White House reported that President Biden has “shared the government’s approach to building sustainable infrastructure that prevents the effects of climate change and promotes a clean energy revolution in the United States”.