Remember back to 2008/2009?
Democrats tend NOT to row together….
President Biden has work to do……
Democrats returned from an Oval Office sitdown Wednesday with earnest pledges to break the logjam threatening their entire domestic agenda — even as deep cracks remain in their party.
“Everybody had a chance to say their piece, and there was a lot of pieces said,” Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said after meeting with President Joe Biden and other centrists for more than 90 minutes.
Biden convened the high-stakes summit with key progressives and moderates Wednesday in a bid to unify his fractious party — with its threadbare majority in Congress — behind one of the most ambitious presidential agendas in history. Democrats said Wednesday’s talks did not result in a formal detente between the clashing factions, which are caught in an ugly tug-of-war between Biden’s two main priorities: a $3.5 trillion partisan social spending plan and a separate, narrower infrastructure bill….
White House officials said in a statement afterward that Biden and his team planned to have several follow-up meetings “to continue to advance the process of passing these critical bills” — starting on Thursday.
Biden’s shuttle diplomacy was welcomed within the caucus after several Democrats privately complained the White House had been too hands off in recent weeks, particularly in the House, allowing tensions between the party’s two wings to boil over….
Joe Biden needs a WIN on his Infrastructure /Budget legislation even though it won’t end up being the $3.5 Trillion number originally floated…