WASHINGTON (CBS) — President Joe Biden’s trip to Chicago Wednesday has been called off.
The White House confirmed late Tuesday that the trip has been officially cancelled.READ MORE: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation
Sources said late Tuesday that President Biden has been talking with members of Congress about the Build Back Better Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, and he has decided to stay at the White House Wednesday to continue advancing those pieces of legislation.READ MORE: NOAA Releases 2021-2022 Winter Outlook
The trio to Chicago to talk about the ongoing importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will be rescheduled, the source said.
A source familiar for the situation told CBS News that “progress is being made” in the negotiations.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Sprinkles And Cooler Than Normal Temps Through The Weekend
“There is a strong sense that progress is being made, and the President is staying to continue his engagement,” the source said.