AOC begs Biden, Dems to stop playing ‘patty-cake’ with Senate GOP Both Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Martin Heinrich agreed that President Biden’s infrastructure package needs to better address climate change and clean energy. Democrats say climate provisions must remain in infrastructure planCongressional Democrats from the party’s centrist and left wings blasted comments by White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy suggesting the White House was willing to remove climate measures from its infrastructure plan. AOC steps up criticism of infrastructure talks with GOP, saying Democrats are 'burning precious time'Democrats are signaling their impatience with the crawling pace of bipartisan talks. Mitt Romney, who Biden is talking to, ruled out tax hikes. Bipartisan talks sow division among DemocratsDemocratic lawmakers are splitting apart over whether it makes sense to continue negotiating with Republicans on a scaled-down infrastructure package after President Biden ended talks with Sen.