President Joe Biden rejected a new Republican infrastructure counteroffer on Friday (includes video story)

President Biden and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito, the chief GOP negotiator, sat down last week to negotiate terms of a giant infrastructure plan, but opposing views continue to create roadblocks to bipartisan support.

Biden’s proposed infrastructure package would address roads, bridges, and other public work projects as well as job training and more. But the GOP wants a more narrow focus on areas including roads, bridges, airports, broadband and water systems.

President Biden needed the backing of key democratic moderates like senator Joe Manchin to get the package through without Republican support. 

Both political parties need to secure a deal as the 2022 midterm elections grow closer. 

Reyna Figueroa is a Nicaraguan broadcast media student minoring in political science. She loves to write about international politics, social issues and culture. After graduation, she wants to pursue her master’s in Spanish language journalism and work for local or international news outlets.