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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 27: Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), lead Republican negotiator with the Biden administration on infrastructure, speaks during a news conference about the GOP's $928 billion counteroffer at the U.S. Capitol on May 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. Insisting that the 2017 Trump tax cuts remain untouched, Senate Republicans suggested that money not spent as part of the COVID-19 American Rescue Plan be diverted to infrastructure. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden is set to meet with the top Republican negotiator on infrastructure, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. Time is running out to strike a bipartisan deal. A White House official says Biden and the West Virginia senator will meet Wednesday afternoon. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said tapping unspent COVID-19 aid is “key” to reaching a deal. Biden has already sized up that offer as unworkable. The administration says the deadline for a deal is June. 7. Biden and GOP senators appear to be pulling farther apart as they try to narrow their ideas. The president is proposing $1.7 trillion on roads, bridges and other investments. The Republicans countered last week with $928 billion.