WASHINGTONPresident Joe Biden will host Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) on June 2 for infrastructure talks, the White House said, as the Democratic administration works with lawmakers this week to try to hammer out a deal.

Capito was one of six Republican senators on a call with White House officials on May 21 to discuss the president’s pared down plan and put forward their own much smaller proposal. The other senators were John Barrasso, Roy Blunt, Mike Crapo, Pat Toomey and Roger Wicker.

The group said the White House proposal could not pass Congress with bipartisan support.

Biden has reduced his infrastructure proposal to $1.7 trillion from $2.25 trillion.