If everyone invited attends, the guest list would consist of 24 female senators — 16 Democrats and eight Republicans. It would be the first known time the former California senator hosts lawmakers in the Naval Observatory since moving in April, a process that was delayed due to renovations.
The dinner marks a resurgence of what was once regular dinner parties among the women in Washington, which have become less frequent as the nation’s capital has become more polarized, an aide said.
Biden will speak with West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, who is leading negotiations for Republicans, and a group of additional senators working on their own bipartisan infrastructure proposal Tuesday afternoon.
The dinner provides another opportunity for the administration to discuss the issue in a more casual setting, looking to keep the conversation afloat while Biden is abroad on the first international trip of his presidency, with a visit to Europe starting Wednesday.