Washington lawmakers are operating on a different political wavelength….
National Democrats KNOW that Voting Rights legislations and even most efforts at tax cuts will never survive in the US Senate final agreement for the Biden budget effort….
One must remember what President Clinton learned ….
The US Congress can only deal with so much at one time….
But the accolades have not, so far, translated into real progress for the Texas state legislators, who arrived in Washington just as the congressional Democrats they are trying to prod into action on voting legislation have turned their full attention toward a trillion-dollar infrastructure deal and a potentially historic $3.5 trillion expansion of federal social and climate programs.
While many Democrats insist that passing a voting rights bill remains a top priority in the coming weeks — Schumer and others have said “failure is not an option” — momentum on Capitol Hill has palpably shifted away from the voting rights push following a failed test vote last month and toward Democrats’ vast spending plans.
The dynamics were on display Wednesday when President Biden arrived in the Capitol for his first in-person lunch with the Senate Democratic Caucus — a meeting that was largely devoted to the massive multi-trillion-dollar climate and safety-net plan, not to breaking a voting rights stalemate months in the making.
And on Thursday, a contingent of Texas Democrats emerged from a meeting with one key senator — Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) — without securing any new concessions that would allow a voting bill to pass the Senate in the coming weeks…..