The US House wants Biden social safety stuff locked in…
THAT means they want BOTH the Infrastructure AND Social spending dome at the same time to make sure Manchin and Simena DO NOT get the capital spending bill and then balk on the social stuff….
It would seem that the two Democratic US Senator’s have embolden the Democratic House Progressives to0 hang in there and Joe Biden is Happy to ride with this to get something done..…
Democratic negotiators in the House say they’re on the brink of sealing a deal on President Biden’s economic agenda despite Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) tossing a verbal hand grenade into the talks on Monday.
Democrats brushed aside concerns voiced by Manchin at a must-watch press conference that the $1.75 trillion package might exacerbate inflation, insisting the measure would improve the economy.
They also vowed to plow ahead with their strategy for moving both the broader spending bill and a separate bipartisan infrastructure measure through the House, effectively ignoring Manchin’s demand for a swift vote on the latter.
“We intend to pass both bills through the House in the next couple of days,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told CNN Monday not long after Manchin’s press conference.
Negotiators worked through the weekend and into Monday to iron out the last stubborn wrinkles in the $1.75 trillion plan — talks that seemed to focus most intently on a contentious provision to rein in prescription drug prices.
Jayapal said there are outstanding divisions remaining on the issues of prescription drug pricing, child care benefits and immigration. But she predicted those differences will be resolved in short order, emphasizing that she’ll trust Biden’s assurances regarding the Senate vote, even if Manchin declines to announce his backing publicly before the House votes….