Trying to build on the momentum of just passed Infrastructure Bill they are racing to get a vote in…
The push /pull will not be much in the in US House for the ‘Build Back Better’ package …
(Progressives and Moderate Democrats will find a compromise this week)
That will co0me in the US Senate were Democratic West Virginia Senator Manchin and Arizona Democratic Senator Sinema will shape the final bill to get Senate approval….
Joe Biden and American NEEDS this to get done…..
House Democrats are racing this week to pass President Biden’s $1.75 trillion social and climate spending package, which would give the party a burst of momentum heading into the Thanksgiving recess.
Debate over the package has been filled with drama throughout the summer and fall, with progressive and centrists battling over the measure’s contents, pushing an embarrassing intraparty fight into the national spotlight.
Those battles will continue in the Senate, which is unlikely to take action on the measure before December. Centrist Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) — whose arguments have helped whittle the once $3.5 trillion package in half — have yet to formally back the measure, and more changes are possible….
Despite the possibility of new drama in the Senate, senior Democrats say they are confident Congress can send the package to Biden’s desk by the end of the year.
“I think we’ll get it passed before Christmas,” one senior Democrat, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.), former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told The Hill.
The debate arrives at a fraught moment for Biden and the majority Democrats, who are under fire for a host of disturbing economic trends, including a spike in inflation, a private sector labor shortage and a supply chain bottleneck that’s hindered retail markets — all while the COVID-19 crisis continues to frustrate federal efforts to keep it in check….
Part of the Democrats’ messaging challenge stems from the fact that the Build Back Better bill is still in flux. With inflation recently hitting a 30-year high, Manchin will have fresh leverage to demand cuts to the House’s $1.75 trillion package, which features several provisions he’s consistently resisted, including paid family leave and a Medicare expansion….
….”We won’t be able to save Americans thousands of dollars by negotiating prescription drug prices,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
“So our view is this makes a strong case for moving forward with this agenda,” she said. “Because what we’re really talking about is the cost to American families.”….