President Biden wants his YUGE stimulus bill yesterday….
Democrats are signalling they will be working to get it done….
Republicans for the past week have balked at Biden request for $1.9 trillion that Biden says he wants…
With a Trump second impeachment trial coming up….
Biden & Co. want’s swift action from Congress, hoping to Not get the momentum for the legislation lost on Trump, whole is gone….
Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders has announced that Democrats have the votes to pass the Biden package already….
A group of ten Republicans led by Sen Collins have broken from the rest in the Senate and want to sit down with Biden to make a deal….
(This IS how things ARE supposed to work)
One would think that IF the Democrats CAN go ahead and pass something without the Republicans?
The Republicans get nothing from the legislation ….
Biden says he’s open to talk….
Could the first cracks in the Grand ole Party ‘follow Trump’ thing be already developing?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said that he believes Senate Democrats have the votes to pass another COVID-19 relief package.
In an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” he was asked by host Martha Raddatz if he believes Democrats have enough votes as bipartisan support for a relief bill appears to dwindle.
“Yes, I believe that we do because it’s hard for me to imagine any Democrat, no matter what state he or she may come from, who doesn’t understand the need to go forward right now in an aggressive way to protect the working families of this country,” Sanders said.
“Look, all of us will have differences of opinion. This is a $1.9 trillion bill. I have differences and concerns about this bill,” Sanders said.
“But at the end of the day, we’re going to support the president of the United States, and we’re going to come forward, and we’re going to do what the American people overwhelmingly want us to do. The polling is overwhelming. Republicans, Democrats, independents,” the Vermont senator said….
Aides to President Biden signaled on Sunday that the administration is open to meeting with Republicans who suggested their own framework for COVID-19-related economic relief even as some Democrats have called for the administration’s plan to be pushed through Congress without needing GOP votes.
During interviews on the Sunday political talk shows, top Biden advisers, including National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, said that the president was considering a letter from 10 Senate Republicans released Sunday that called for a meeting with the president to address priorities for a possible deal.
“We’ve received the letter, and will be reviewing it over the course of the day,” Deese said of the letter headed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Deese added, however,that Biden was “uncompromising” in his view that a bill should be passed sooner rather than later.
“We want to get cash in the hands of families and businesses that need it the most,” Deese added. “Certainly [we are] open to figuring out if we can make that entire package as effective as possible.”
While the letter released Sunday offered no numeric details of the GOP’s framework, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” that the Republican proposal totaled $600 billion, more than half of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion that included $1,400 direct payments to individuals.
Cassidy said the Republican’s compromise would include $1,000 direct payments, but he did not specify whether that would go to individuals who met the Biden plan’s threshold of earning less than $75,000 in the 2019 tax year….
I’m sure Biden would like 60 votes in the Senate for his bill ….And would give up somethings….
That would be better then just the 51 he probably can get in Manchin sticks with the Democrats….
But Biden IS in the drives seat ….
What a difference than just a month a go, eh?