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Biden tells bipartisan group of lawmakers he is ‘prepared to compromise’ on infrastructure

President Biden, with Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine; Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; and Rep. Kay Granger, a Texas Republican, speaks Monday during a bipartisan meeting on the American Jobs Plan at the White House. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
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President Biden said Monday that he is “prepared to compromise” on his $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure package at a White House meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, all of whom previously served as a mayor or governor.

Vice President Harris was in North Carolina to visit a community college and a manufacturer of electric school buses as part of the White House’s efforts to promote the ambitious plan.

Here’s what to know:

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by Biden, the Kremlin announced.
  • White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the president “remains committed to the aspirational goal” he set of lifting the cap on refugees to 125,000 for the next fiscal year.
  • Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), who was elected in the tea party wave in 2010, said he will resign from Congress next month to become president and chief executive of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Biden administration has ordered U.S. immigration enforcement agencies to stop using terms such as “alien” and “illegal alien” when referring to immigrants in the United States.
  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) pushed back against Republicans who claimed her weekend comments about being “confrontational” could incite violence, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended the Democratic congresswoman.