Government Connection

House Unveils Biden $1.75 Trillion Spending Plan Text; Progressives Wary of Vote Timing

President Joe Biden unveiled a framework for his tax and social spending plan totaling $1.75 trillion in an effort to push lawmakers toward a deal he said could make or break their political futures. But House progressives maintained they wouldn’t vote for the bipartisan infrastructure package before they are assured the larger spending bill could pass the Senate. House progressives on Thursday, October 28, 2021, dug in on their threat to oppose a $550 billion infrastructure bill if Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) brings it to a vote before they see legislative text of a separate, $1.75 trillion tax and spending package and are assured it could pass the Senate. By mid-afternoon on Thursday October 28, the House had posted a 1,684-page bill containing much of President Joe Biden’s social-spending plan, a hopeful sign that that measure could move quickly. But key Senate holdouts Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) had not yet endorsed the legislation. Therefore, with no vote scheduled on infrastructure last week and the previous short-term 30 day authorization for surface transportation funds expiring on October 31, 2021, the House of Representatives were forced to pass another temporary extension for highway funding to keep those programs going until December 3, 2021.

 

Read a summary of the $1.75 Trillion Spending plan HERE.

October 29, 2021

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.