President Biden this evening expressed optimism on two key spending proposals in Congress suggesting he believes lawmakers in a divided Congress are nearing an agreement.
"I do think I'll get a deal," he said, when asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper if he thinks he will.
Biden also urged lawmakers to focus on compromise on the two pieces of legislation which together contain much of his domestic agenda.
"It's all about compromise," said Biden. "You know, compromise has become a dirty word, but ... bipartisanship and compromise still has to be possible."
The President went on to address those who may doubt whether he will be able to push such ambitious legislation across the finish line, saying it is at the very heart of why he ran for President.
"Everybody's been saying, well, 'that's crazy, you can't do it,'" he said. "If we can't eventually in this country we're in deep trouble."
Biden has spent months delivering speeches across the country trying to sell the public on his infrastructure plans. This week, Biden is meeting with lawmakers to negotiate both aspects of his infrastructure proposals — a sweeping economic package to expand the social safety net and a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
There is still significant work to be done and the critical holdouts — Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — still have not signed onto the plan, officials say.
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