"We don't have a lot of work to do to persuade the American people that U.S. infrastructure needs major improvement," Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Fox News Channel's "Fox News Sunday" show. "The American people already know it."
Overall, Biden’s plan would modernize more than 32,000 kilometers in roadways.
Among those meeting with Biden Monday is one of the critics of his infrastructure plan, Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker.
"This is a massive social welfare spending program combined with a massive tax increase on small business job creators," Wicker said on ABC's "This Week" show on Sunday. "I can't think of a worse thing to do."
Three other Republicans are joining the White House meeting — Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska, and Congressmen Garret Graves of Louisiana and Don Young of Alaska. Democrats on the list are Senators Maria Cantwell of Washington and Alex Padilla of California, along with Congressmen Donald Payne of New Jersey and David Price of North Carolina.Original Article