President Biden announced a deal on an infrastructure package Thursday after meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House. The president stood in the White House driveway with the senators and said both sides had to make “serious compromises.”

“This agreement signals to the world that we can function, deliver and do significant things,” Biden said in later remarks about the deal. “These investments represent the kind of national effort that throughout our history has literally not failed.”

In the afternoon, Biden traveled to Raleigh, N.C., to visit a mobile vaccination unit at a community center as part of the White House’s effort to persuade hesitant Americans to get vaccinated. “If you’re vaccinated … you’re safe,” he said in remarks on the importance of getting the coronavirus vaccine. “And unvaccinated people are incredibly vulnerable.”

Here’s what to know

  • Debate over massive new spending in the infrastructure bill comes as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is warning lawmakers that the nation’s debt ceiling must be raised by August.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that House Democrats will form a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, one month after Senate Republicans blocked an effort to form an independent, bipartisan commission.
  • New York state suspended Rudolph W. Giuliani from practicing law Thursday, months after the former New York mayor battled to overturn the settled results of the presidential election on behalf of President Donald Trump.
  • 2024 watch: Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will be the keynote speaker at the Iowa GOP’s annual Lincoln Day dinner. Former vice president Mike Pence will speak at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute in Los Angeles on “critical questions facing the future of the Republican Party.”