The White House is not looking to set new deadlines on the passing of his infrastructure package through the US House of Representatives.
Speaking to reporters, Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to commit to any dates regarding when the infrastructure bill might be put to a vote in the House.
She had been asked whether there were any plans to hold a vote by the end of this week, but simply responded: “The president wants to move forward as quickly as possible, but I’m not going to set new deadlines.”
It is expected that a vote will need to be brought to the floor of the House before the end of October, after legislation to extend a variety of transportation authorisations was pushed through in September when the wider bipartisan infrastructure package was not put to a vote. Those extensions are due to run out at the end of this month and the hope had been that by that point, the larger bill would be passed.