WASHINGTON—A Senate Republican leading efforts to reach a compromise on infrastructure legislation proposed a $50 billion spending increase from the latest GOP offer, a step that President Biden said fell short of what was necessary to reach an agreement.
The new offer, further details of which weren’t yet clear, came during a Friday afternoon phone call between Mr. Biden and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R., W.Va.), who is leading a group of Senate Republicans working to find common ground with the White House.
Friday’s offer adding $50 billion brings the GOP proposal to $307 billion in new spending.
The president and Mrs. Capito plan to speak again on Monday, and Mr. Biden said he would reach out to other lawmakers of both parties as he sought a compromise on the infrastructure package.
After the Friday afternoon call concluded, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Capito said the senator and the president discussed the parties’ proposals.
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