The House Speaker has told her collages that that she will keep them at work until the ‘Build Back Better’ legislation is passed….
Could that mean Thanksgiving at work?
I doubt that…
Of course with their approval the bill goes back to the Senate for their consideration….
Biden and Democrats want/hope things can be approved by the Christmas Holiday….
The week began on a note of jubilation for Democrats, as Biden joined lawmakers from both parties at the White House for a ceremony to sign a roughly $1.2 trillion infrastructure package into law. The bipartisan deal took months to complete, at one point becoming a political casualty in the grand war among Democrats over the future of the president’s other spending priorities.
But party lawmakers broke the logjam after liberals, who wanted the two bills to move together, ultimately agreed with moderates to pass solely the infrastructure measure and return to the rest of Biden’s agenda this week. Their joint statement affirming their pact included a pledge from centrists such as Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Stephanie Murphy (D-N.J.), who said they would lend their support after seeing a financial analysis of the bill — or alternatively work with liberals in the event the numbers came out skewed.
Entering the week, liberal and moderate lawmakers each sounded an upbeat note, marking a notable shift from the months of public sparring between them. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the head of the left-leaning Congressional Progressive Caucus, told reporters late Monday that she still believes “we’ll get a vote this week.”….