Moderate Democrats seem unwilling to support the boldness of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Infrastructure strategy, According to reports. Pelosi has said that unless a $6 trillion bill is passed and settled in the Senate, she will not allow a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill to be voted in the House of Representatives.
The $6 trillion in infrastructure deals sought by progressives include investments in childcare, education, climate change and higher corporate taxes. The Senate plans to vote on these two bills next week.
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer said he would start with a bipartisan plan and then move forward with budget resolutions to pass a bolder plan.
Speaker Pelosi vowed to shelve a bipartisan infrastructure agreement before the Senate approves a larger Democratic bill. This has caused some anxiety among lawmakers. Moderate Democrats are uneasy and worried about her strategy. This may cause the efforts of both parties to fail https://t.co/BEQDldymus
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according to American Society of Civil Engineers, At least US$4.6 trillion is required to update the country’s existing infrastructure.
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“I do have concerns. I think a bill that can actually pass Congress and be submitted to the president’s desk, I want to pass it, I want to strike while the iron is hot,” said Hawaii Rep. Ed Chase.
Representative Abigail Spanberger of Virginia said: “I think it would be very disappointing if there is a bill in the Senate waiting for us to take action and we choose to delay it arbitrarily.”
Spanberg added that she hopes to see the Senate pass a bipartisan bill that will immediately affect our communities and bring jobs to Americans as soon as possible.
Washington State Representative Paramila Jayapal defended the strategic warning of House Speaker Pelosi that unless a settlement plan is provided, progressives may not vote for the bipartisan agreement.
“We have an agenda that must be completed, and linking these two bills is the only way for us to complete it,” Jayapar said.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: “Imagine what we can do for people with 7 trillion US dollars. This is infrastructure, childcare, paid vacation, free colleges, climate action, and benefits to our communities. Other investments.” https://t.co/yGnY2YaIPJ
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Pelosi’s allies and Democratic leaders believe that the strategy will work, and that the two bills are on the same track. They will take several months to resolve and may be passed in September.
I have always believed that when we decided to do it together, there was nothing that our country could not do. Last week, we began to write a new chapter in this story using a bipartisan infrastructure framework. https://t.co/5XTQrn4bnp
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