Vice President Harris announced Thursday that the Biden administration is making available $1 billion in grants to improve high-speed Internet on tribal lands and argued that passage of an infrastructure proposal pending in Congress would help many others across the country who lack the benefits of broadband.

The event follows President Biden’s meeting at the White House on Wednesday with a key Republican negotiator on infrastructure. Biden signaled at the meeting that he would support significant revisions to his tax proposal to pay for the plan to win Republican backing.

Biden spent the day at his house in Rehoboth Beach, Del., with first lady Jill Biden, who is celebrating her 70th birthday.

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