The deal won’t be for $3.5 Trillion…
But it IS destined to be one if not the biggest American Government spending program in recent US history…..
President Biden is getting on Air Force One to go to Scotland for a Climate Summit that is gonna be rough one for him…
He’d like something to feel good about and crow about…..
And maybe help his lagging poll numbers?
Pelosi estimated 90 percent of the bill had been agreed upon and written but didn’t specify a final spending number. The social spending bill — which has proposed investments in child care, home health care, paid family leave and climate change mitigation — had started out as a $3.5 trillion package but faced opposition from Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).
“It is less than was projected to begin with, but it’s still bigger than anything we’ve ever done in terms of addressing the needs of America’s working families,” Pelosi said.
The White House and other party leaders have spent recent weeks in intense negotiations with the party’s holdouts about how to scale back the bill enough to win their support. Pelosi’s assurances Sunday came as Biden, at home in Delaware this weekend, was hosting Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to continue discussions on the spending package.
Little surfaced immediately from the meeting, except for a brief White House statement Sunday evening describing the breakfast as “productive” and saying discussions would continue….