Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks, starts bipartisan push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package. The president is walking away from talks with lead Republican negotiator Sen. Shelley Moore Capito after the two spoke Tuesday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says Biden has started reaching out to senators from both parties as he strives for a bipartisan compromise. Republicans offered a $928 billion proposal, which included about $330 billion in new spending. Biden was seeking a $1.7 trillion investment in roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Capito says that she is disappointed Biden ended the talks but that bipartisanship remains possible.